Calling all young volunteers


MARK Menzies has urged Fylde residents to recognise young volunteers through a national award scheme.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the country’s greatest Paralympian, is calling for nominations to the vInspired National Awards, the country’s largest celebration of young volunteers.

After seeing the amazing gratitude the London 2012 games volunteers received from the nation, Baroness Grey-Thompson, a judge at this year’s awards, wants to ensure that young volunteers across the country are celebrated in the same way.

She said: “The past year has really shown us what amazing stuff volunteers can achieve.

“Our Olympic and Paralympic Gamesmakers helped to make a once-in- a-lifetime event happen for our country. But there are thousands more unsung young heroes working hard making equally amazing things happen for their communities every day.

“This year more than ever we need to recognise our country’s young volunteers – we’ve never had a better opportunity to inspire a new generation of community heroes. The vInspired National Awards are an amazing celebration of young volunteers.

“If you know a great young volunteer who could be an inspiration to others, this is the year to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate them now!”

Mr Menzies added: “This is a fantastic celebration of some of the great work young people do that often goes under-recognised.

“If we have anyone in Fylde that deserves an award I would urge people to nominate them and let me know about it.”

Nominations for the awards close on November 2.

The star-studded awards ceremony will take place at the world-famous Roundhouse, London in March 2013.

For more information and to celebrate a great young volunteer (under 25), visit:

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