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Time to Appreciate Palmerston North’s Community Groups

3 June 2014

Time to Show Your Appreciation of Palmerston North’s Community Groups

Entries for the annual Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards open today. The Awards, which are run in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council, are open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make Palmerston North a better place to live.

Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation for the Trustpower Palmerston North District Community Awards – voluntary groups and organisations can even enter themselves.

Since the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards began in 2004 more than $53,000 has been given away to deserving voluntary groups and organisations, and this year more than $5000 is up for grabs.

Last year a record 97 groups were entered for the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards. Palmerston North Mayor Jono Naylor says the Trustpower Community Awards are a great opportunity to recognise some of the hardworking community groups working under the radar in this region.

“Everyday community members benefit from the work these groups do and it’s important we recognise their contributions,” says Mayor Naylor.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville is looking forward to seeing the community get on board to recognise more of these local unsung heroes.

“Voluntary groups are a formidable force of good in the Palmerston North community, from the teams that work behind the scenes at community events to the supportive coaches on the side-lines to the tireless fundraising teams; volunteers are in every corner of this region but often they are not recognised for the invaluable work they do.

One of the best ways to demonstrate the importance of volunteering to thePalmerston North community is to ensure volunteers' contributions are recognised, valued and accounted for.

Now you have the chance to say ‘thank you’ to these volunteers who work hard to improve the community – just by filling out an entry form. It takes just a few minutes of your time to enter a group but it will make a real difference to the volunteers you are recognising,” says Miss Somerville.

Locals have until 5pm on Friday 1 August to get entries in for this year’s Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards. Entry Forms are available from Council offices or service centres or can be completed online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards. Entry Forms can also be received by calling Jess Somerville on 0800 87 11 11.

The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education and Child/Youth Development. Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the Supreme Winner will take home $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip for two representatives to the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards. Last year’s Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards Supreme Winner was Te Aroha Noa Community Services Trust.

For more information, visit:
www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards
www.facebook.com/TrustpowerCommunity

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