Search is on for top Rushden volunteer

Last year's nominees for the Susan Hollowell Award
Last year's nominees for the Susan Hollowell Award

Nominations are being sought to recognise and honour the work of volunteers in and around Rushden.

The Susan Hollowell Award is presented annually to those who work tirelessly to help others.

It is organised by Serve in memory of Susan Hollowell, who died in 2002 aged 63.

She was a committed volunteer in Rushden and chairman of Northamptonshire and Rushden Age Concern. She also helped to set up Serve, which offers support to older people in East Northamptonshire and parts of Wellingborough.

Diane Eaton from the Rushden-based charity said they are looking for nominations for those who make a difference to the lives of others through volunteering.

Last year’s award was won by Bill and Mollie Clifton for their work with the Rotary and Inner Wheel for many years, the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, Wellingborough School, the Conservative Association, Macmillan and Barnardo’s.

But sadly Mr Clifton died last month.

Other nominees put forward for last year’s award were Tina Alexander, Marion Smith, Rick Watson, Betty York, Nicky Herd and Arthur Hollomon.

This year’s winner will be announced at the Sing for Serve carol concert taking place at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden, starting at 2pm on Tuesday, December 9.

Nominations can be made at the Serve office in Church Street, Rushden, or by calling 01933 315555 before November 28.