Tandridge Voluntary Service Council has launched its first Volunteer Awards, which are being held to honour the many local people in the district who give up their time to help others.

You can either nominate yourself or a friend. The only qualifying criteria is nominees have to live or work within the district and the work has to be unpaid.

There are special categories for people who have been volunteering for up to 5 years, up to 10 years, or more than 10 years and there is a further category for young volunteers who are aged between 16 and 25 years old.

There will also be a Tandridge District Council Chairman’s Award which will be presented by Councillor Gill Black to an invisible hero, that person present in every volunteer organisation whose role is often taken for granted, but who helps to keep the wheels turning by doing a vital behind the scenes job – whether that is drawing up rotas, taking notes at meetings or driving people around.

The deadline for nominations is 28 July 2017 and the winners will be announced at the Volunteer Fair which will be held on 9 September 2017 at Oxted Community Hall, Church Lane from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Nominate your hero, e-mail info@tvsc.org.uk or call 01883 722593.