Thursday, 7 April 2016


The 2016 Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards is now open for nominations!

Do you know someone who gives the time willingly and goes above and beyond the call of duty?

2015 saw Shirley Hughes from Radnor Valley Little Dragons win the Trustee category:

Shirley has been volunteering at Radnor Valley Little Dragons for the last 10 years.  She has played an active role as a parent in organising and helping out with fundraising events, and supports the Playgroup in any way she can.  She volunteers on a daily basis.
Since 2009 she has served on the Committee as treasurer, secretary and Chair respectively.  Shirley has held the Chair position since 2012, during which time Shirley has been instrumental to the survival of the Play group, by almost single-handedly converting them to an all-day childcare setting, responding to the needs identified by the local community.  
She has raised thousands of pounds through successful grant applications for the group, and even dresses up as their mascot Dai the Dragon for their fundraising efforts.  She also organises the annual running of the Kington Community shop for a week each year, and this has raised £4500 over the past four years. Shirley manages to do this as well as having four children under 10!
Her nominator said:

“Shirley is a real inspiration and asset to the setting and it would not be where it is now without her.”

Shirley receiving her award from the High Sheriff of Powys

So don't delay nominate today.  Nomination papers can be found here, and you can nominate an individual or an organisation.

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