Community Awards 2008
19th August 2008
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Volunteers in Bloom - Can you help find the pick of the bunch?
The Community Awards 2008 hosted by the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

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Volunteering opportunities are blooming in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames with over 2,000 people last year alone registering for placements from befriending to bat monitoring. The tough task of finding the pick of the bunch for this year's RCVS Community Awards is underway. This is your opportunity to nominate that very special person, be it a friend, relative or colleague, or an outstanding organisation, which gives time to help others and has contributed in helping our community blossom.

Richmond CVS (RCVS) is very proud to be announcing the 8th annual awards ceremony, one that recognises the invaluable contribution of so many selfless individuals across the Borough. These people really make a difference to so many organisations, which, in some instances, without their help, simply could not survive. By nominating someone today you will help find this years' blooming marvellous volunteers and demonstrate your appreciation of their outstanding service to the community. The prize-winning ceremony will take place this autumn in the beautiful setting of Kew Gardens, our generous hosts for this year's event. All volunteers who have been nominated for one of the 10 awards will be invited to receive a certificate of achievement at the ceremony in recognition of their contribution.

The Awards

Young Citizen Award (sponsored by vinvolved) for an inspirational young volunteer, aged 25 or under, with amazing dedication, who has made a significant contribution to a local organisation or community.
Good Citizen Award (sponsored by SW Trains) for someone who has dramatically improved the quality of life for local people or created strong community feeling.
Health Improvement Award (sponsored by Richmond & Twickenham PCT) for a volunteer or organisation that has improved the mental or physical health of the community or group of people.
Diversity Award (Sponsored by RuT Churches Housing Trust) for a volunteer or organisation that has encouraged respect & involvement of people of different cultures and/or abilities.
Employee Volunteer Award (sponsored by Richmond Adult Community College) for an employed person sharing professional expertise in the community in their spare time e.g. legal, PR, financial.
Good Governance Award (sponsored by Richmond CVS) for outstanding performance by an individual trustee whose contribution has been significant, innovative and/or inspiring.
IT Award (sponsored by Morgan Langley) for a volunteer or organisation who has used IT to benefit the the community, e.g. developing web design or improving service delivery.
Green Volunteer Award (sponsored by London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames) for a volunteer and organisation that has been dedicated to the local environment, inspiring others and leading to an improvement in their local area e.g. tidying public land, recycling, planting.
Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Rotary Club of Richmond) for a truly inspirational person who has dedicated much of their life to helping a cause. They will have made a real difference to their chosen organisation (s) community.

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How to nominate:

Simply complete this document and tell them as much as you can about the volunteer who gets your vote to be a 2008 winner. Nominations should be returned to Michelle Jayman, Richmond CVS, 1 Princes Street, Richmond by 5pm on Friday 5th September. For more information, please call 020 8255 8163 or email

The Ceremony will take place on the evening of Tuesday 11th November in the Jodrell Building, Kew Gardens. Winners will be asked to take part in publicity.

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