Say a big thanks to Trafford’s unsung heroes…

By Peter Trollope at

You can say “a big ‘thank-you’ to Trafford’s unsung heroes – by nominating them for the 2019 Volunteer Awards.

The scheme was launched by Trafford Council on Saturday June 1, as part of National Volunteer Week.

All nominees will be invited to a presentation hosted by the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Rob Chilton, at Trafford Live on July 21.

The mayor said: “Volunteers and the groups they give their time to make a massive difference to Trafford’s communities and our residents.

“This is a small gesture to say thank you on behalf of the Council to them, and the businesses that support their employees to volunteer.

“Trafford would not be the great place to live and work without our volunteers.”

Nominations can be for the following categories –

  • Volunteer
  • Young volunteer – under 18
  • Group or organisation that supports its volunteers
  • A business that supports its employees to volunteer

The is the first year the Council has had an awards scheme and is being launched during National Volunteer Week, this week..

The closing date for nominations, which can be made by visiting www.trafford.gov.uk/volunteerawards is June 30. All nominees will be notified by July 5.

The presentation takes place at Trafford Town Hall during Trafford Live, which is a family fun event that celebrates the best of Trafford.