Tuesday, 10 May 2016

There's still time to nominate for Powys Volunteer of the Year 2016!

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

Last year's competition gave just a snapshot of the voluntary work that is undertaken by volunteers all over the county.

Nicky Morris won the Health, Social Care & Wellbeing category last year.

Nicky is Chair of Newtown Whitestars, the junior section of Newtown Football Club which was set up by her late father.  She has been involved for over 9 years, and threw herself into the role wholeheartedly by undertaking numerous coaching courses, following the passing of her father.  Originally around 15 youngsters were involved.  Now over 300 young girls and boys now play for Newtown Whitestars with over 40 coaches having been brought into develop the young players. 
The players ages run from just age 4 to 16.  There are currently 13 teams, plus a Friday night club when players between four and seven turning up. Nicky’s chairmanship has also seen the introduction of a girl’s section to the Whitestars, which has been a success. 

Many of the youngsters who grow up and play their way through the ranks go onto the development centre and the academy.
Nicky is committed to getting youngsters aged 14-25 into volunteering at the club, and many players return to volunteer as coaches to the junior section, in order to give something back.

Her nominator said:
“Without volunteers like Nicky, activities like these would not exist in the community.  Nicky’s passion, enthusiasm and drive has made the club extremely successful and appreciated by many.”

Nicky 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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