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Locals have just a few more days to ensure their favourite voluntary groups are part of the Clutha District’s biggest celebration of volunteers.

The Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards, run in partnership with the Clutha District Council, recognise and reward voluntary groups and organisations for the outstanding contribution they make to their community.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton believes there are still many groups providing services, activities, support and events in the community and often they are not recognised for the invaluable work they do.

“The value of volunteering is immense and irreplaceable.  One of the best ways to demonstrate the importance of volunteering to the Clutha community is to ensure these volunteers' contributions are recognised, valued and accounted for. Entering a group for the Community awards will take just two minutes of your time but it will ensure they get the recognition they deserve,” says Miss Beaton. 

Anyone can enter a group or organisation for the Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards – voluntary groups and organisations can even enter themselves.  But act now because entries close on Friday 25 July.

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 take home $250.  The Overall Winner receives $1,500 and the opportunity to attend, at no cost, the National Community Awards. Last year’s Supreme Winner was Operation Owen.  

Entry Forms for the Trustpower Community Awards are available from the Council offices or service centre, they can be completed online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards, or you can call Emily Beaton on 0800 87 11 11 or 021 276 5319.

The regional Trustpower Clutha District Community Awards will be presented at a function at the Rosebank Lodge on Monday 15 September.

For more information, contact: Emily Beaton Trustpower Community Relations Representative
Ph: 021 276 5319
Email: emily@trustpower.co.nz Website: www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards