Following the announcement of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year top 12, BBC Get Inspiredhas announced its partnership with charity Join In.

This year, volunteer charity Join In is working with BBC Get Inspired to celebrate the people who make sport happen across the UK.

From coaches to referees, sandwich-makers to budget keepers, there are a team of outstanding volunteers helping out in sports clubs.

On 20 December, Join In’s patron Eddie Izzard will be live on the red carpet at BBC SPorts Personality of the Year, manning the gold phone box and inviting the who’s who of sport to say a Big Thank You to volunteers across the UK.