On the evening of Monday 11th June, at King Georges Hall, the first annual National Volunteers Week, Blackburn with Darwen awards will take place. I was delighted to participate as a panel judge on Friday 18th May, as we considered the amazing nominatons that have been received - over 200 from organisations across the Borough. This really highlights the fantastic work done by so many groups and individuals, without whom Blackburn would be a lesser place. Inevitably with awards there can only be a limited number of prize winners, but I commend every person who gives time to volunteering - you're all winners in my book. I'm pictured with other panel members, considering the nominations.