the Trustpower Community Awards help to recognise the people who put their hearts and souls into helping out.
With sixty-two entries received for the Trustpower Marlborough Community Awards, the second highest result since the awards started in 1999, locals have really got behind their volunteers.
Entries for the Community Awards closed on 15 August.
Trustpower Community Relations Representative Jess Somerville says the Trustpower Community Awards help to recognise the people who put their hearts and souls into helping out.
“The generosity of volunteers and the variety of projects they lend a hand to for their local community never ceases to amaze me. Once again the Marlborough community has got behind their community, and I’m stoked that we will be celebrating so many talented, resourceful and hardworking volunteers through this year’s Trustpower Community Awards.
“I would like to thank all of the people who put so much effort into the 62 entries this year,” says Miss Somerville.
The Awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Education 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 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards will be held in the Wellington region in March 2015.
The entries for the Trustpower Marlborough Community Awards are currently being prepared for judging with the results to be announced and presented at a function on Tuesday 28 October, to which all entered organisations as well as those that entered groups will be invited.