Malvern’s hunt for heroes

by Mike Isle

Malvern’s community board is looking for local heroes to honour at its 2019 Community Services Awards presentation in August.

“There are so many volunteers and individuals who are doing outstanding work in Malvern,” says community board chairperson Jenny Gallagher.

“These are our community heroes. It’s great to be able to tell their stories to the wider community and recognise the time, effort and resources they give.

“If you know of anyone who’s deserving of recognition for his or her outstanding voluntary service to the community, please nominate them.”

Gallagher said the awards recognise several categories of voluntary service including recreation, youth activities, aged, welfare, educational service, cultural, religious and community affairs.

“Nominees for the awards may be giving voluntary service as a resident of the Malvern Community Board area or a non-resident person who performs his or her service for the benefit of the area, or a resident who performs his or her service outside this community.”

The board invites nominations from organisations, associations, societies, clubs or individuals.

Forms and guidelines are available from the Darfield Library and Service Centre or online from the council website at selwyn.govt.nz/malvernawards.

Nominations close on July 5.