This is how Sheffield volunteers who help others in need can be awarded

Do you have a neighbour who always goes the extra mile? Or know a volunteer who gives up their time to help those in need?

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 12:36 pm
One of last year's award winners

Do you have a neighbour who always goes the extra mile? Or know a volunteer who gives up their time to help those in need?

Then here is the chance to show your appreciation by nominating them for the Shiregreen Community Awards 2020.

Organised by Sanctuary Housing, the awards programme marks the contributions of Shiregreen residents and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting projects and community groups across the area.

This year, there are ten categories in which local people can cast nominations, including Young Achiever of the Year, Contribution to Sport and Volunteer of the Year.

Each of the winners will be invited to a special event later this year, where they will be presented with a certificate marking their achievement.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “As always when we have previously run the Shiregreen Community Awards, we have a fantastic opportunity to recognise the achievements of residents across the neighbourhood.”

She added: “I’m confident that the ten categories on offer mean that the contributions of all unsung heroes in Shiregreen – regardless of age, gender or ability – will be able to be recognised.”

Residents can cast nominations online at the website www.sanctuary-housing.co.uk/shiregreen-community-awards-2020-nomination-form, but you had better be quick as the deadline for nominations closes on Friday, January 17.

Shiregreen Community Committee will judge all entries and decide the winners.

This event is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.

Established in 1969, Sanctuary Group is responsible for the provision of social housing, care and management services across England and Scotland.

It owns, or operates, over 100,000 units of accommodation.

Th group employs around 13,000 people.

And it operates under a not for profit umbrella, with surpluses reinvested into the provision of affordable housing, the maintenance of existing properties, and the development of new services for customers.​​​