Teresa joins Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson in calling for recognition of young volunteers in this Olympic year

Teresa has joined Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson in calling for nominations for the vInspired National Awards, the country’s largest celebration of young volunteers.

The volunteers at this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games have rightly been praised for their excellent volunteer work and Baroness Grey-Thompson and Teresa want to ensure that all young volunteers are celebrated in the same way.

The vInspired National Awards recognise and celebrate young people (aged 16-25) and youth workers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities through volunteering.  The awards will take place at the Roundhouse in Camden, London on March 26, 2013. The categories include:

  • Best young volunteer (11-17)
  • All round commitment to volunteering
  • Bringing communities together
  • Team Activity
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Youth Worker
  • Most Outstanding NCS Team

Baroness Grey Thompson 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 un-sung young heroes working hard making equally amazing things happen for their communities every day.”

Teresa said:

“The vInspired National Awards are a celebration of young volunteers and I’d really like to see young volunteers from Erith and Thamesmead represented. 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 so please nominate them for the awards.”

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