An appeal for people to nominate their Community Champions has been issued, as part of North Lincolnshire Council’s annual awards.
There are 22 awards across four categories – volunteer, achievement, community and inspiration – in the fifth Community Champion Awards, which will be held at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe later this year.
Awards include Young Volunteer of the Year, Anti-Bullying Champion, Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community and Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year.
Coun John Briggs, cabinet member for commercial enterprise, said: “The Community Champion Awards recognises truly inspirational achievements from people in North Lincolnshire communities. All too often achievements are not highlighted, but these awards make sure that people are rewarded for their amazing compassion and hard work.
“If you know of an individual or group in your community that deserves to be recognised for the fantastic work they do, nominate them for an award. Whether it is a personal achievement, inspiration to others, work they have done in their community of volunteering their services for a good cause, we want to hear from you.
Sgt James Main, communities sergeant at Humberside Police, said: “This is a great opportunity to recognise the excellent work that is being done in the communities we live in and to thank the people responsible. There are a number of awards people can be nominated for so please do take this opportunity to recognise these people.”
Last year’s winner of the Sports Achiever of the Year Award, Alan Rayment, was forced to start his life over in 2001 following a serious illness. His determination saw him competing for Great Britain in triathlons, promoting the importance of education and sport.
He said: “It’s not just about taking part in sport for me, but it’s about getting other people involved as well - seeing people enjoy themselves and making a difference in their lives.”
A spokesman for the awards added: “Do you know an individual or group that deserves an award? Do they dedicate themselves to volunteering, or contribute to the wellbeing of the community?”
Visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/champion or contact the community recreation team on 01724 297270 for details on making a nomination and the awards ceremony on November 24. Nominations close September 18.