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Reward volunteers, townsfolk urged

PUBLISHED: 12:23 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:35 07 July 2010

The mayor of Fakenham has urged townspeople to support a prize scheme which recognises the selfless volunteer workers in their community.

The annual Community Volunteer Award is presented to someone who gives up their free time and works tirelessly to help others.

The mayor of Fakenham has urged townspeople to support a prize scheme which recognises the selfless volunteer workers in their community.

The annual Community Volunteer Award is presented to someone who gives up their free time and works tirelessly to help others.

But despite the number of people eligible for the prize, last year's award could not be given because the town council did not receive a single nomination.

Town mayor Jayne Cubitt said: “It is just such a shame. There are so many volunteers in Fakenham and it is very sad that no-one was nominated last year.

“Everybody works really hard and that is why we want to recognise them with this award.”

Any unpaid volunteer working within the parish boundary of Fakenham can be put forward for this year's prize.

Nominations can be made in writing to Fakenham Town Council, Fakenham Connect, Oak Street, Fakenham NR21 9DY, giving details of the volunteer work carried out. The closing date is March 31.


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