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Solid Response to Timaru District’s Community Awards

Media Release, for immediate release, Thursday 23 May 2013

Solid Response to Timaru District’s Community Awards

Locals have really got behind their volunteers with 36 entries received for 34 groups for the TrustPower Timaru District Community Awards.

Entries for the Community Awards closed on Friday 17 May. The TrustPower Timaru District Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Timaru District Council.

TrustPower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville is very pleased with the variety of entries from across the district for the year’s Community Awards.

“The Timaru District is home to a number of voluntary and community based groups and organisations who work hard to make Timaru a better community to be a part of.  The Community Awards highlight and celebrate the huge contribution of these voluntary groups, both behind the scenes and through their practical hands on approach.  I’m looking forward to celebrating the successes and achievements of these groups.

A huge ‘thanks’ must go to the people who entered these wonderful voluntary groups as well,” says Miss Somerville.

The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development.  The category winners receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.

The Supreme Winner will take home $1,500, a trophy, framed certificate and an all-expenses paid trip to the TrustPower National Community Awards. The 2013 TrustPower National Community Awards will be held in the Invercargill and Southland region in March 2014.

The entries for the TrustPower Timaru District Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging. The TrustPower Timaru District Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Tuesday 16 July, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.

ENDS

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