A VOLUNTEER charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding an awards night.

The Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action is hosting the night at Hylands House on November 3.

The awards seek to recognise the thousands of local people who give their time to help others across the city by volunteering.

In particular, the awards will look to recognise the exceptional contribution made by those to local voluntary action in the city, its villages and South Woodham Ferrers.

There will be awards handed out in five different categories, for the longest serving voluntary worker, one for the person who has raised the most money, one for an outstanding charity trustee.

Awards will also be handed out to the Chelmsford 4 Good Employee Volunteer of the Yea - taken from companies offering staff paid time off to support voluntary activity and and Award for Outstanding Contribution - for a volunteer of any age or activity - which will be presented by the Mayor of Chelmsford.

Lorraine Jarvis, Chief Officer said: “There are thousands of volunteers across the district who give freely of their time and energy to help local good causes in a myriad of ways.

“We want to celebrate their achievements and share their stories to inspire others to volunteer too.”

To nominate someone you know for an award by Monday, October 27, download more information, guidance and an application form at www.chelmsfordcvs.org.uk