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Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 opens for nominations

Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 opens for nominations

Britain’s Best Volunteer award is back for its third year, with a £1,250 cash prize for the winner’s charity of choice.

The award, run by charity insurer Markel UK and the Small Charities Coalition, asks for public nominations, with judged against a range of criteria including how long they have been volunteering; whether they have overcome personal challenges; how their work has inspired others; and the impact their work has had on their charity.

Nominees must be over 18 and must be volunteers for a charity or community group with an annual turnover of less than £1m. Volunteers may hold any position within the organisation. The winner will receive £1,250 for the charity of their choice and a personal prize of a holiday voucher worth £1,000, while runners up will receive £250 for a charity of their choice and an Apple Watch.

Nominations can be made online until 19th February. Five finalists will then be selected and put to a public vote from 29th February to 18th March.

Director of Markel UK, Andrew Partington said:

“Small charities and their volunteers have a hugely positive impact on communities both locally and nationwide, but sometimes it can go unnoticed. Britain’s Best Volunteer celebrates the achievements of these outstanding people and gives both the winner something to enjoy for themselves, as well as some financial support for their charity.”

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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