The Mall Blackburn sponsored Community Volunteer Awards 2023

CVS Awards

The Mall Blackburn has signed up to become an official sponsor of the Community Volunteer Awards, which is organised by Community CVS and Blackburn with Darwen Council.

The awards, which are now in their fifth year, recognised individuals and groups who go the extra mile to make lives better for residents across the borough.

People can nominate their local heroes in the following categories:
– Volunteer of the Year
– Lifetime Achievement
– Good Neighbour
– Culture, Leisure & Sporting Life – Recreation
– Prosperity, Learning and & Employment
– Health and Wellbeing
– Environment Award
– Renee Black Integration Award
– Lindsay Dunn Award
– Young People’s Award
– Community Involvement – Organisations
– Grass Roots Awards

Loraine Jones, General Manager at The Mall Blackburn, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the Community Volunteer Awards for the first time this year.

“They recognise the unsung heroes who give up their own time for the good of others.

“We pride ourselves as a shopping centre at the very heart of the community and we have the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most dedicated volunteers in the entire country, so it is great we are able to give something back.”

Garth Hodgkinson Chief Exec of Community CVS, added: “The Community Volunteer Awards, now in its 5th year, is a truly fantastic way of showcasing the amazing work of volunteers and volunteer run groups in Blackburn with Darwen.

“The Awards would not be able to happen without the generosity of local organisations and businesses who sponsor the awards.

“Many thanks to Loraine and her team for their support of the Community Volunteer Awards but also a big thank you for all their support to Blackburn with Darwen charities throughout the years.”

Other sponsors of the awards include Humraaz, Blackburn College, Accrington Road CC, Age UK, Wellbeing Farm, BwD Carers, Inter Faith Forum, Healthwatch, The Hive, East Lancs Hospice, Herbert Parkinson, Voice, PMM, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Child Action North West, The Grand Venue, The Wish Centre, The Lancashire Telegraph.

It’s easy to nominate someone for the Community Volunteer Awards – simply download the nomination form here, fill it out and return it to

People can also request paper nomination forms from Community CVS at the Community Hub, 35 Railway Road, Blackburn BB1 1EZ, or by contacting Donna Talbot on 01254 583957 or

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