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Nominations sought for prestigious volunteering award

John Freeman
Lancaster City Council is encouraging the community to nominate the district’s unsung heroes for a special award.

Nominations are being sought for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious National Honour equivalent to the MBE.

Councillor June Ashworth, mayor of Lancaster, said: “Voluntary groups are vital to all aspects of community life, but very often they aren’t recognised for the outstanding contributions they make.

"This award celebrates the work of voluntary groups across who, in many cases, have dedicated themselves to improving local people’s lives for many years.

"If there is a group in your area who you believe makes a significant difference to their community and deserves recognition, please consider nominating them.”

Nominations by members of the public who have been helped personally or witnessed the benefits of a group’s work in their community can be made at any time of the year by visiting

The closing date for nominations for the 2014 round of awards is 30th September 2013.