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Shining Light Awards’

Nominations for the Confederation of Community Groups annual ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards to be held in Bellini’s on Thursday June 5 have now closed. As Chief Executive Officer of the Confederation of Community Groups Raymond Jackson explained the aim of the Community Volunteering  Awards is to honour the life and work of Patricia Graham by recognizing the significant contribution made by others to meet the needs of the local community through volunteering. “We are delighted to announce once again there has been a high level of interest in the awards and the diversity of nominations for both individuals and groups highlights the range of activities and organisations which make up the local community and voluntary sector which is both thriving and vibrant,” said Mr Jackson. “An independent Adjudication Panel met to assess the various nominations and the winners in each category will be announced in June at a special function in Bellini’s. We are delighted to announce that our main sponsor this year is Newry Credit Union which like CCG was established by voluntary effort and retains a strong volunteering ethos. CCG would like to thank all our sponsors for their financial support. We are looking forward to the Awards Event in June to honour all the volunteers who have been nominated for recognition,” added Mr Jackson.


Newry Reporter

21st May 2014