AWARDS: Recognising volunteers

We are searching for those unsung heroes in the community who go above and beyond what is expected of them to help support people with diabetes.

Every year thousands of people volunteer aside hours of their time to Diabetes UK and their efforts make a real difference to the lives of those living with the condition.

Our Inspire Awards are a chance to thank them for their contributions and highlight how their work has had a positive impact on the lives of others.

We want to pay tribute to our incredible volunteers for the extraordinary support they give and their sheer hard work. The wide-reaching work of Diabetes UK would not be possible without their support and dedication.

Nominations for 2016 are now open and will close on January 6.

Our winners are chosen by judging panels across the UK and will be presented with their award at the regional and national Make a Difference conferences held in early 2016. The winners of these awards will then be placed in a pool to be judged for the UK-wide Inspire Awards, which will be presented in summer 2016.

These awards recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals, as well as group volunteer efforts.

To select the award you would like to make a nomination for, visit our website and fill in an online nomination form.

Visit diabetes.org.uk/inspire-awards to find out more.

Stephen Ryan

Diabetes UK Regional Manager in the North of England