Local heroes celebrated at glittering awards ceremony

Community champions from across Blackburn with Darwen were crowned in a ceremony at the 2021 Community Volunteer Awards held in King George’s Hall.

20 awards were presented to people and groups who go the extra mile to support others, help make their neighbourhoods better places to live and 

The awards were hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire breakfast show star Graham Liver, 

A record-breaking 416 nominations were received, which is the highest number ever for the awards, showing the gratitude that people feel for all the work put in by the borough’s volunteers and helpers over the past year.

In the last year our borough’s community champions rose to the challenge more than ever in response to the pandemic and were a lifeline for so many people who needed extra help.

The Community Volunteer Awards celebrate the wonderful and dedicated people and groups who make a difference in Blackburn and Darwen year in, year out, and help to make it a better place.

The awards were not held last year due to the pandemic, making this year even more special for the volunteers and the countless people they have helped in the last two years.

The Community Volunteer Awards were jointly arranged and hosted by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Community CVS, with support from local businesses and community organisations

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