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Outstanding Response for Palmerston North Volunteers

Media Release, for immediate release, Thursday 02 August 2012

Outstanding Response for Palmerston North Volunteers

Volunteering is alive and well in Palmerston North with 54 entries received for the TrustPower Palmerston North Community Awards.

Entries for the Community Awards closed on Tuesday 31 July. The TrustPower Palmerston North Community Awards, which recognise and reward volunteers for the outstanding contribution they make to the local community, are run in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council.

TrustPower Community Relations Representative Teresa Partridge says she is excited that through this year’s Awards we will be celebrating so many generous and hardworking community groups.

“The Community Awards are all about recognising the effort put in by voluntary groups to improve their community. They often work behind the scenes and people don’t realise they aren’t being paid for the work. It’s awesome that through the TrustPower Community Awards we will celebrate and honour these volunteers and their hard work. And a big thank-you to those of you in the community who entered these wonderful groups,” says Mrs Partridge.

The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational 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 2012 TrustPower National Community Awards will be held in the Far North district in March 2013.

The entries for the TrustPower Palmerston North Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging. The TrustPower Palmerston North Community Awards will be announced and presented at a function on Wednesday 12 September, to which all entered organisations and nominators will be invited.


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