A COMMUNITY group from Newport has been nominated for a number of Pride of Gwent Awards.

Following the separate solo nomination for Pride in Pill (PIP) founder Paul Murphy, the group has also received award nominations in a host of categories.

Mr Murphy said: “PIP would not have achieved so much without all of our volunteers and the financial support of local businesses and we are very grateful.

South Wales Argus:

“Our voluntary litter picking is well established and in five years PIP has collected hundreds of tons of rubbish, over hundreds of events.

“PIP provides social opportunities to individuals and helps people get involved in community litter picks, which helps them feel part of a community.”

PIP has been nominated for the Volunteer Award, Community Hero Award, Charity Award and 999 Hero Award.

Mr Murphy went on to say that community ethos is at the heart of the group and that PIP will continue to work to reach out to more and more people in Pill while also helping keep the area clean.

“Our aim is to make our community a better place,” he added.

“Everyone should be able to take part in activities; we believe by giving people the chance our community will grow.

“It’s about taking pride in where you live and working together.”

To nominate someone in this year’s awards, for free, visit southwalesargus.co.uk/prideofgwent

Nominations close at 5pm on May 3.