Test Valley Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Baverstock has supported the Pride of Andover Awards with a donation from the Mayor’s Charity Community Chest.
During her year as mayor, Dorothy has promoted the importance of work by volunteers and encouraged people to volunteer in their community.
She’s fund raised and supported around 27 local groups and charities with The Mayor’s Community Chest and the latest to receive support is the Pride of Andover Awards.
The Pride of Andover Awards are run by a volunteer committee and highlight the good work done by people in the town and surroundings villages to inspire and support other people.
Barbara Long, a member of the Pride of Andover Awards’ committee, said: “There are a lot of special people doing fantastic things in the background and the Pride of Andover Awards are a way we can say thank you for their hardwork.
“Nominations can be for anyone who is an inspiration to others or who goes the extra mile.”
The 2013 awards have just opened for nominations
And this year there are 13 different categories, including local hero (which could include people from the emergency services and medical fields), teacher of the year (which includes teaching assistants, lecturers and coaches) and the young person of the year award.
To nominate an unsung hero go to the Pride of Andover awards web site at www.prideofandoverawards.org.uk or call Barbara Long on 01264 354731 for a nomination form. The cut off date is 31 July.
The awards also have new main sponsors this year in David Mellor and Sons Jewellers, who have a shop in Andover’s Waterloo Court, as well as other towns.
Pictured is Test Valley Mayor (third left) with some of the Pride of Andover awards committee, (left to right) Brian Page, Iris Anderson, Barbara Long, Debbie Greene and Marie Spanswick.