Local Heroes Awards 2020

Tandridge Voluntary Action are holding the Local Heroes Awards 2020 to celebrate local volunteers who make a positive difference in our communities throughout the community, voluntary and faith organisations.

The Tandridge Local Heroes Awards seek to recognise and reward those who give their time as volunteers.

If you know someone who deserves a BIG THANK YOU on behalf of the people of Tandridge, please take a few minutes of your time to nominate them by completing this form.  It is very important that you give us as much information as possible about the person that you are nominating as the judges will only have your information when deciding who should receive the award.

Countdown to nominate a hero...

The deadline for nominations is
28th February 2020.

This year the winner of each category will receive a trophy recognising their achievement, which will be presented to them at a Civic Dinner to be held on 3 April 2020 at Bletchingley Golf Club.

Each winner may bring a guest to the dinner.



Nominees must either live or work within Tandridge and receive no remuneration, (apart from expenses) for their time. Please complete all sections of the nomination form if you are able to.



  • Voluntary Organisations who work with volunteers can nominate their own volunteers.
  • Residents of Tandridge can nominate volunteers in their community


For individual awards please nominate an individual for 1 award only.


Award for Up to 10 years’ Service in the Community

for an individual who has excelled in their enthusiasm for volunteering with a voluntary organisation.

Lifetime Award

for an individual who has given many years of volunteering with a voluntary organisation or charity, making a positive contribution over many years.

Young Volunteer Award
for 16 to 25 years old volunteers.


Team Award

for a team who have worked well together, excelling in their volunteering with a voluntary organisation, charity or project.

Tandridge District Council’s Chairman’s Award for an ‘invisible hero’

Tandridge District Council asks organisations to nominate their own ‘invisible hero’ who they could not be without. This award is aimed at people in organisations who support everyone else and keep organisations going by doing all of the ‘behind the scenes’ jobs. They may take notes at meetings, draw up rotas, arrange transport, collect subscriptions, and keeping everything running.

The Mike Moss Community Award

to recognise the extensive community contributions of Mike Moss MBE, for individuals who make a difference in their community, nominated by the community. This is for a volunteer who improves life for people who are less able to help themselves and has motivated many to also participate, creating long-lasting impacts.


It is important that you give as much information about your nominee as you can. See our lists of prompts to assist you with your nomination to be found at the top of the statement page. Judging will take place the week beginning 9th March 2020 after which successful winners will be informed.

A panel of local representatives will judge the nominations based solely on the supporting information for each nomination, but with all names anonymised. Please give as much information as you can.


This year the winner of each category will receive a trophy recognising their achievement, which will be presented to them at a Civic Dinner to be held on 3 April 2020 at Bletchingley Golf Club. Each winner may bring a guest to the dinner and should be informed of your nomination so that they can ensure availability.




Please use the form below to submit your nomination.

Who are you nominating?

About You

Which awards are they nominated for?

Please select 1 award only

Why do you think this volunteer or team merits an award?

Here are some examples of things that you may want to include to support your nomination:

  • What 5 words would you use to describe this volunteer?
  • What is special about your nominated volunteer or team, and their work?
  • Describe the volunteers work including their time commitment
  • How has the volunteer or team benefited the community or charity?
  • Has this person served as a role model?
  • Has this person inspired others to engage in voluntary service?
  • Has this person worked behind the scenes doing all the jobs others do not want to do?
  • What jobs are they doing?
  • How the volunteer has gone the ‘extra mile’ to help others? Please share examples.
  • How has this team worked together to help others in the community or charity
  • Tell us about the Team Leader – Why are they special and how have they motivated the team?