Vinnies Melbourne marketing and communications team was acknowledged at the annual Mumbrella BEFest Awards, which was this year held at The Chauvel in Sydney on 10 November.

A video commemorating Melbourne soup van man Frank Mullins picked up a bronze for best use of a small budget.

As a ‘vannie,’ Mr Mullins, 77, has clocked up 40 years of volunteering for Vinnies.

“I see a lot of good people, very good people. I do get emotional about it, because it is pretty close to my heart,” he says in the video.