Nominations are sought for annual award

Nominations are being sought for groups or individuals who help older people.

Organisers of the 2014 Age Takes Centre Stage Awards say there is still time to nominate an individual or a group.

The awards celebrate and reward the contribution of North Tyneside’s older people.

There are two categories to nomimate an indivudal or group where at least half their members are over the age of 50 – Older People Together and Individual Achievement in Volunteering.

Lesley Spillard, chairwoman of the Age Takes Centre Stage festival planning group, said: “Nominating a group or individual for an Age Takes Centre Stage Award is a great way to give older people the recognition they deserve for the many ways that they help to make our communities better places to live.

“The awards ceremony in October is always an uplifting morning and everyone who is nominated is invited and congratulated for what they do.”

Nomination forms are available in libraries and at Age UK North Tyneside, Bradbury Centre in North Shields or by calling (0191) 280 8484.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, September 12. For more visit