Celebrating the fantastic contribution volunteers, charities and community groups make in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. It’s time for us to celebrate the truly amazing inspirational leaders, unsung heroes and those that have gone above and beyond.

We are honoured to have been sponsored by Morningside Pharmaceuticals Limited and would especially like to thank them for being our Headline Sponsor for The VAL Awards 2022 and The VAL Awards 2019.

In 2019 we set ourselves a huge challenge – we had just two months to set up an awards night to celebrate charities and exceptional individuals across Leicester and Leicestershire. We prepared to launch the 2020 awards only to be thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic and society locking down. In this time of uncertainty, it was vital that VAL was able to help and support the most vulnerable, so we decided to postpone the awards.

Over the past two years, we have had to adapt to new ways of working and accept the challenges this brings. Due to the exceptional operating circumstances many of our local voluntary sector have faced alongside their service users and communities, VAL feels it is critical to honour the selfless work and dedication to others.With the help from our sponsors and our headline sponsor, this was indeed a night to remember and celebrate all the amazing people and groups that support our local communities.

View the winner’s from The VAL Awards 2022 here:

The VAL Awards 2022

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View The VAL Awards 2022 highlights video here

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