Nominations needed for annual award to recognise volunteers in the Rushden area

Last year's winner Rick Watson

Last year's winner Rick Watson

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Nominations are needed for an annual award to recognise volunteers who go above and beyond to help others in their community.

People are being invited to put forward anyone they feel should be the recipient of this year’s Susan Hollowell Memorial Trophy.

The annual awards are organised by the Rushden-based charity Serve in memory of Susan Hollowell, who died in 2002 aged 63.

She was a committed volunteer in the town and chairman of Northamptonshire and Rushden Age Concern.

She also helped to set up Serve, which supports older people in the Rushden and surrounding area.

Last year’s award went to Rick Watson of Rushden for his volunteering over the past three years.

He was nominated for being a driver for Serve and giving all his spare time to the charity.

He was nominated eight times for the annual award.

The award, which is now in its 14th year, will be presented at the annual Sing for Serve carol concert at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday, December 8.

The service will include performances from local school choirs and local bands, including The Salvation Army.

It is free to attend and is open to anyone.

Tickets are available from Serve’s office at 19, Church Street, Rushden.

Nominations for the Susan Hollowell Memorial Trophy must be received by 4pm on Friday, November 6.

For more information or to make a nomination, call Peter at Serve on 01933 315555 or nomination forms can be filled out at the Serve office.

For further details go to www.serve.org.uk or www.facebook.com/ServeSupportingIndependence.