News: Do You Have An IT Volunteer Who Deserves An Award?

Martha Lane Fox, the UK Digital Champion and appiChar, a leading technology partner to the charity sector, invite you to nominate your IT Volunteer of the year 2011!

appiChar are sponsors of the IT Volunteer of the Year Award and are looking for your nominees: people who have made a positive change to your charity through IT volunteering.

Do you know someone who is using computers or the internet to make the world a better place?

A new national awards scheme, backed by digital champion Martha Lane Fox, seeks to celebrate the innovative and diverse ways in which charities, businesses, schools, government and the public have harnessed the power of technology to bring positive social benefits for others.

The brainchild of e-accessibility charity AbilityNet and sponsored by BT, the unique scope of the UK Technology4Good Awards offers nominees the opportunity to showcase their expertise in a range of areas including: accessibility, volunteering, innovation, fundraising, creating partnerships, community action and meeting the needs of disabled customers. Nominations are welcomed in eight categories up to the 9th May 2011 deadline via

With additional support from: appiChar, Barclaycard, Charity Technology Trust, Camelot, HiSoftware, IT4Communities, Microsoft, RaceOnline2012 and UK Online Centres, the UK Technology4Good Awards offer a unique opportunity for outstanding and inspirational achievements in digital inclusion to obtain national recognition for the first time.

The winners, selected by a panel of leading IT experts, will receive their prizes at a high profile awards ceremony to be held at BT Centre, London on 7 June 2011. The Awards are free to enter at so make sure you put forward who you think has really made a difference to your organisation over the past 12 months.