Time is running out to nominate your community champion

Hurry - time is running out to nominate for the Community Champion Awards.

By Stephanie Bateman
Saturday, 12th September 2015, 3:00 pm
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Have you made your nominations yet for an individual or group you believe deserves recognition? Hurry, before it’s too late.

If you know someone who deserves an award:

for the time they have dedicated to volunteering;

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to recognise their personal achievement in overcoming barriers of excelling in sport or the arts;

for the work they’ve done in the local community; or

for being a true inspiration to others?

Then don’t hesitate, nominate them today.

There’s a choice of 22 categories under four main areas: Achievement (eight categories); Volunteers (three categories); Community (seven categories), and Inspiration (four categories). Details of the categories are available at Champion.

Some of the awards you can nominate people or groups for include:

Sports Achiever of the Year

Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year

Community Contribution to Crime Reduction

Young Carer of the Year

Services to School Governance

Young Volunteer of the Year

Community Sports Team of the Year

Winners will receive a trophy and certificate, and runners-up will receive a certificate.

Last year’s winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year Award, Joshua Whitehorn, said: “I volunteer at a drama group for adults with learning difficulties who aren’t able to do it on their own. So, I come in and help boost their confidence levels and their abilities, and of course have fun with them.”

This will be the fourth Community Champions Awards, which is taking place at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Thursday November 26.

Councillor John Briggs, cabinet member for Assets, Culture and Housing, said: “The Community Champion Awards are for the community to recognise all the wonderful achievements of individuals and groups in North Lincolnshire. If you know of someone or a community group that you believe should be recognised for their hard work and dedication, then nominate them for an award. You only have until September 20 to make your nominations.”

For more details about the Community Champion Awards call 01724 297270 or email [email protected]