Time to Get Nominating for Your Favourite Volunteers!

Cheering Volunteering will return in 2016.

The event will take place at the Grove Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June. The compere for the night will be Tom Jones impersonator Billy Lee.

The event is organised by Central Bedfordshire Council, working in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together, to say thank you to those who give their time to help others.

There will again be seven awards in 2016:


  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Group of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Panel’s Choice


Nominations open on Monday, 11 January, 2016, and  free tickets to the event will be available from the Grove Theatre’s website.

Councillor Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Social Care and Housing at Central Bedfordshire Council, who led the event said: “I am delighted that Cheering Volunteering will be returning for 2016 and I hope that it will be even bigger and better than ever.”

Cllr Caroline Maudlin, Deputy Executive Member for Stronger Communities, said, "This event  is a great way for us to celebrate and thank your volunteers for what they do. So, if you want to say thank you to a special volunteer or volunteers, please put them forward for an award when nominations open next month. And make sure you book your free tickets for the event too, as you are guaranteed a great night out.”

To find out more about the awards and volunteering opportunities across Central Bedfordshire, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/volunteering/

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