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Finalists revealed for Dumfries and Galloway VOscars

It’s now just over a week until this year’s Dumfries and Galloway VOscars.

The awards ceremony will be held next Thursday (June 6) at Castle Douglas Town Hall.

The event coincides with Volunteers’ Week, which starts on Saturday, and will celebrate the fantastic achievements of volunteers and third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway.

A large number of entries for eight categories came in from across the region before the deadline.

Individual judging panels then selected three shortlisted finalists in each category, as follows:

Young Volunteer (sponsored by The Holywood Trust): Damola Samuel; Faye McKellar; Connor Nelson

Adult Volunteer (sponsored by Burns Developments Ltd): Michael Lane; John Low; Sylvia Armour

Board Member (sponsored by Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce): Jane Simons; Robert Sneddon; Davina Kiltie

Children and Young People organisation (sponsored by Theatre Royal): Helping Hands; Dumfries Arts Award Programme; Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway

Social Enterprise (sponsored by Loreburn Housing): The Guild (Dumfries) CIC – Leah Halliday; Creetown Initiative; The Usual Place

Community Group (sponsored by Dumfries and Galloway Council): Tackling Poverty Reference Group; Lochside Community Association; Young at Heart Group, Summerhill Community Centre

Inclusion Award (sponsored by the Equalities Partnership): Paula Kirkpatrick, LGBT Youth Scotland; Dumfries and Galloway Disability Sport; The Usual Place

Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering (sponsored by Andersons): John Dunse; Jane McCulloch; John Monteith

This year’s VOscars is also kindly supported by Solway Print, Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine and The People’s Project.