Steve McCabe calls on community to nominate outstanding young volunteer for the vInspired National Awards



Steve McCabe is joining Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson in calling for nominations to the vInspired National Awards, the country’s largest celebration of young volunteers.


The vInspired National Awards recognise and celebrate young people and youth workers who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities through volunteering


Baroness Grey-Thompson will be one of the judges for this year’s awards. After seeing the amazing gratitude the games volunteers received from the nation, she wants to ensure that young volunteers across the country are celebrated in the same way.


Steve McCabe said: “Many of our young people are given a bad name for the poor choices of a few individuals, it is really important that we recognise and congratulate the work that lots of young people do in their local communities and for other people.


“The vInpsired Awards is a great way to recognise those achievements so I would encourage anyone that knows a young person that does a fantastic job volunteering for their local community to nominate them. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who is thinking of nominating a volunteer!”


Baroness Grey-Thompson said:“The past year has really shown us what amazing stuff volunteers can achieve. Our Olympic and Paralympic Gamesmakers helped to make a once-in- a-lifetime event happen for our country. But there are thousands more un-sung young heroes working hard making equally amazing things happen for their communities every day.

“This year more than ever we need to recognise our country’s young volunteers – we’ve never had a better opportunity to inspire a new generation of community heroes. The vInspired National Awards are an amazing celebration of young volunteers. If you know a great young volunteer who could be an inspiration to others, this is the year to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate them now!”


Nominations for the awards close on November 2.

The star-studded awards ceremony will take place at the world-famous Roundhouse, London in March 2013.For more information and to celebrate a great young volunteer (under 25), visit:

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