Solid Response to Wairoa District Celebration of Volunteers
9th October 2013
Solid Response to Wairoa District’s Biggest Celebration of Volunteers
Locals have got behind their volunteers with 25 entries for 18 groups received for the TrustPower Wairoa Community Awards.
The TrustPower Wairoa Community Awards, which recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Wairoa District Council.
TrustPower Community Relations Coordinator Suzi Luff says she is excited to be celebrating these generous, talented, resourceful and hardworking volunteers through this year’s TrustPower Community Awards.
“The Wairoa District is home to a large number of voluntary and community based organisations that are working hard to make the Wairoa District a great place to live. The Community Awards highlight and celebrate the huge contribution of these voluntary groups and we are looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments, successes and services that these groups provide to their community.
A huge ‘thanks’ must also go to the people who entered these wonderful voluntary groups as well,” says Suzi.
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 regions in March 2014.
The entries for the TrustPower Wairoa Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging. The TrustPower Wairoa Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Thursday 7th November, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.