A Cumbria County Councillor is urging youngsters to be inspired by the volunteers who yesterday launched a clean-up operation in Kendalís vandalised allotment site.
A team of young people from V involved battled against the elements, tackling the damage caused by vandalism at the Canal Head allotment in Kendal.
Cllr Geoff Cook, Cumbria County Councillor for Kendal Highgate, said: "I am very impressed by the results of the team's hard work. We often hear negative things about youngsters in this country but this is a perfect example of young people helping their local community and doing it because they care about how Kendal looks.
"Cumbria County Councilís Community Awards are a great way of getting volunteers the coverage they deserve and todayís clean up certainly falls into that category. Iím very proud that youngsters from Kendal can show how volunteering can make a real difference.
"I think we should all support and celebrate the work of these workers and these awards are an ideal opportunity to recognise the vital roles they play in the lives of people in South Lakes."
The V involved team delivers volunteering opportunities for young people in local communities. Members of the V involved team worked at the allotments alongside the Kendal WI.
The V involved team works with local organisations to develop volunteering placements for young people.
Cumbria County Councilís Community Awards allow Cumbrians to nominate those people who go the extra mile for their communities.
The Awards recognise and celebrate the work done by hundreds of volunteers around the county.
Nominations will be sought for individuals who give their time and commitment to support their community as Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year, with further awards for groups and individuals in these categories: Learning; Children and Young Peoples award; Active Older People; Safer Communities; Stronger Communities; Greener Communities; Active Communities; Community Business.
Nominations will remain open until 5 October. The gala dinner and awards ceremony takes place on the 13th November at Rheged, near Penrith.
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