Doncaster’s community and volunteer sector stars to be honoured

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People who work in the town’s voluntary sector are set to be recognised for their achievements once again at the Doncaster CVS awards.

Following its hugely successful debut last year, Doncaster CVS is once again set to recognise the achievements of Doncaster’s thriving third sector with its Community and Voluntary Sector Awards 2014.

“After last year’s event we had incredible feedback from nominees and sponsors alike,” said Norma Wardman, director of Doncaster CVS.

She added: “This year, the awards are going to be even bigger and better with a few surprises in store for attendees.”

This year’s awards have been set up in conjunction with the Free Press and Sine FM as well as sponsors in the shape of Doncaster Chamber, Taylor Bracewell, BDO, Business Doncaster, Beta Technology, Doncaster Mind and IFS Corporate Solutions.

And we are asking you, our valued readers, to send in nominations for the Community Group of the Year award.

Nominations need to be sent to Doncaster CVS by emailing:, calling 01302 343300 extension 230 or via their Twitter page @Doncaster_CVS or Facebook page.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday, October 17.

There are a total of eight other awards which are: The Social Enterprise of the Year – sponsored by Business Doncaster; Registered Charity of the Year – sponsored by Taylor Bracewell; Volunteer of the Year - split into categories for Senior Volunteer and Young Volunteer – sponsored by BDO ; Training Provider of the Year – sponsored by Doncaster Chamber; Most Inspiring Individual in the Community and Voluntary Sector - sponsored by Doncaster Mind; Most Inspiring Organisation in the Community and Voluntary Sector – sponsored by BetaTechnology; Most Innovative Project in the Community and Voluntary Sector - sponsored by IFS Corporate Solutions and Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Doncaster CVS

Group editor at South Yorkshire Newspapers, Chris Burton, said: “It’s great to be backing the awards for the second year running. Our readers will have a very hard job picking a winner in the Community Group of the Year category if last year’s nominations were anything to go by!”

The awards will be held at the Keepmoat on December 5.