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Give your thanks to those who give so much

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Frank Reid, managing director of Robertson Northern, sponsor of the volunteer of the year award. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Frank Reid, managing director of Robertson Northern, sponsor of the volunteer of the year award. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

For some people, going above and beyond to help others is just who they are.

But that is what makes them even more special and deserving of a great big thank you!

With volunteers, the clue is in the name, but so many of them go far beyond the normal expectations of what they give to their communities.

We are inviting you to nominate your local hero volunteers for a Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2022 award.

The award for volunteer of the year will go to an individual who has been beyond generous in volunteering their time and talents to help others.

Sponsoring the volunteer of the year award is Robertson Northern.

Managing director Frank Reid said: “Robertson is delighted to once again support Moray & Banffshire Heroes. Volunteers play an integral role in our communities and while they never seek any recognition or thanks, it’s important that we take the opportunity to recognise the great contribution that they make. Communities depend on the support of local volunteers and this was more evident than ever during the pandemic. We hope that the Moray & Banffshire Heroes awards, not only shines a spotlight on the generous volunteers that have been recognised this year, but that it encourages others who are interested in volunteering to find out more.”

Elgin BID is also supporting Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2022 and is the host sponsor. Gemma Cruickshank, Elgin BID manager, said: “Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2022 is a great way to celebrate and say thank you to all those individuals and organisations who do so much for others without asking for anything in return.

Gemma Cruickshank, manager of Elgin BID, host sponsor.
Gemma Cruickshank, manager of Elgin BID, host sponsor.

“The Covid pandemic has hit everyone so hard and made life even more challenging for those who need support from carers, volunteers, fundraisers and charities as well as our school children and their teachers, and those working in the emergency services, armed forces and on the healthcare frontline.

“There are so many selfless and brave people in our community who really deserve to be recognised and celebrated.

“We are delighted to support the campaign and urge all readers to nominate a deserving individual or organisation for a Heroes award.”

There are 12 main categories in Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2022.

Over the coming weeks, your favourite Highland News & Media (HNM) app, websites and newspapers will include special features about the categories along with all of the details of how you can nominate individuals or organisations in your community.

Once all of your nominations have been submitted, our judging panel will create a shortlist which will then go before a public vote to choose the Moray & Banffshire Heroes of 2022.

There is also a special award, hero of heroes, which will be chosen from the award winners and announced on the night of the awards ceremony at the Mansefield Hotel, Elgin on Thursday, February 10.

Nominate your heroes at www.hnmedia.co.uk/morayheroes

Nominations close on Friday, December 10.

Read more about Moray & Banffshire Heroes 2022.

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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