The Consortium was proud to support the second annual Wiltshire Voluntary and Community Sector Awards held on 4 October at The Corn Exchange in Devizes.
Celebrating the work of the county’s volunteers, this year’s awards saw more entries and more categories introduced and the shortlist covered a range of local community projects from across Wiltshire and individuals who do remarkable work.
Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, John Thomson, said: “Last year was the first time we held these awards and we were overwhelmed by the amount of volunteering work that goes on across the county. This year we have seen even more entries and it has shown once again just how important volunteers are to our local communities”.
The award categories celebrated projects making a huge difference to the lives of those living and working in Wiltshire including community initiatives, partnerships and social enterprises. Among the new categories this year was one for Young Volunteer of the Year.
During the ceremony, a Special Recognition Award was given to Bryn and Emma Parry OBE who started the charity Help for Heroes and have raised over £112 million over the last 4 years to help injured servicemen and women.