Nominate your unsung heroes for the Gainsborough Standard Community Awards

Gainsborough Community Awards 2015 held at Hemswell Court. All the award winners from the night.

Gainsborough Community Awards 2015 held at Hemswell Court. All the award winners from the night.

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Your Standard is once again looking for your unsung heroes to be recognised in our 2016 community awards.

Now in its third year, the Gainsborough Standard Community Awards will be honouring the best of the local community, as well as heroes in education.

This year’s awards ceremony will be taking place on Thursday, June 9 – the closing date for nominations is Sunday, May 15.

Tim Paget, Standard content editor, said: “There are many reasons to be proud of Gainsborough, but the main one is the incredible people who live and work here and what they do to make it such a fantastic community.

“I am proud to be involved with these awards as they recognise our area’s true heroes, the unsung people of courage and commitment who deserve recognition the most.”

There are a number of categories for you to nominate someone for an award, so why not honour someone you care about and put them forward for this year’s awards.

n Fundraiser of the Year.

This award recognises individuals or groups that have made a difference to a charity or cause. If you know someone who has raised a lot of money, a dedicated charity supporter or an individual sponsored to do something for charity then nominate them today.

n Outstanding Bravery.

The search is under way for inspiring stories about people who have saved the life of another in remarkable or difficult circumstances. We are seeking individuals who embody the spirit of all those unsung heroes.

n Child of Courage.

We are looking for a child, aged 16 or under, who has shown exceptional bravery in their life. They may have overcome great odds, made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty, or shown courage in dealing with an illness or battling through a traumatic experience.

The judges would like to see strong evidence of this individual showing great character and fortitude.

n Community Spirit.

This award recognises individuals or groups working at the heart of communities to deliver improvements and change with lasting benefits.

The judges are looking for those who have tackled anti-social behaviour, invested in community facilities, created community groups, developed integrated communities and improved aesthetic appeal.

n Sporting Achievement.

This award recognises those who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field.

Not only does it recognise sporting skill, but also drive, ambition, and determination even in the face of adversity.

Other categories include: teacher of the year; emergency services; inspiring personality; reduce, reuse, recycle award; most improved student and best headteacher.

For more information about the categories and to nominate your unsung heroes, complete the nomination form online at NOMINATE NOW - Click here

Nominations can only be made using the above form.

No postal nominations will be accepted.