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WALES: Volunteers awarded for their efforts.

Byline: By STEVE BAGNALL

A TEAM of volunteer drivers helping older people enjoy a new lease of life are to pick up an award at the 2008 Wales Volunteer of the Year.

The Denbighshire Night Rider Volunteers provide an award winning transport service for older people unable to use public transport.

They give up evening and weekends to take them out in the community and on day trips.

The volunteers are among 10 adults, three young people and three groups about to receive awards as part of the scheme managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

It is supported this year by the Royal Mail in Wales - to reward people who have made an outstanding contribution.

"Over 190 nominations were received from across Wales for people deserving recognition for their initiative, dedication and personal qualities," said WCVA Chief Executive Graham Benfield OBE.

"They are an inspiration - and the number of people nominated every year shows us just how strong the voluntary sector and volunteering ethos is in Wales."

The winners have been invited to an awards ceremony at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff on 5 June.

TO find out more visit www.volunteeringcymru.org.uk or www.wcva.org.uk
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Date:May 29, 2008
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