Search is on to find a dedicated volunteer

Last year's winner Ena Dudley, with Mike Hollowell and Sarah Peacock

Last year's winner Ena Dudley, with Mike Hollowell and Sarah Peacock

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Nominations are being sought for an award which rewards a community volunteer who has worked tirelessly during the past year.

Rushden-based charity Serve wants to reward the efforts of someone from East Northamptonshire involved in outstanding voluntary work by presenting them with the 2012 Susan Hollowell Memorial Trophy.

Now in its 11th year, the award scheme began in 2002 in honour of Susan Hollowell.

Mrs Hollowell died in 2002, aged 63.

She was a committed volunteer for years in Rushden, and was chairman of Northamptonshire and Rushden Age Concern. She also helped to set up Serve.

Ena Dudley, who is secretary of Higham Ferrers Chichele Over-60s Club, was presented with the trophy last year.

Diane Eaton, from Serve, said: “We are now looking for the 2012 winner of the Susan Hollowell Memorial Trophy which will be awarded to a person in the East Northamptonshire community who has been involved in outstanding voluntary work during the past year.

“The award began in 2002 in honour of the late Susan Hollowell. She was a committed volunteer for many years in Rushden and this award was set up in her name as a tribute to her memory.

“Nomination forms for candidates have been sent to voluntary groups in the area and are also available from Serve at 19 Church Street, Rushden.

“We would like to hear about people who have been involved in exceptional voluntary work within the local community.

“The winner will be announced in December and will be presented with the trophy, a gift and a certificate at the Sing for Serve carol service on Tuesday, December 11, at the Baptist Church, Park Road, Rushden. Nominations must be received at Serve’s office in Rushden by Friday, November 23.

For further details contact Diane Eaton at Serve on 01933 315555.

Serve was formed in 1981 as an information and resource agency providing support for older people in the Rushden area.

The organisation now covers the wider area of East Northamptonshire and parts of Wellingborough.