Monday, October 23 2017

Published on August 10 2017. News
Holding out for a hero

Holding out for a hero

Now in its seventh year, the BBC Sussex’s Community Heroes Awards is receiving nominations. The Awards recognise unsung heroes from across the county with entries being sought in a variety of categories. The Awards are designed to celebrate a range of activities, from good neighbours to sporting achievement.

The categories for nomination are:

  • Young Achiever: Awarded to anyone aged 18 or under, who has demonstrated maturity beyond their years.
  • 999: Presented to a member of the emergency services or the armed forces for commitment to their profession.
  • Sport: Awarded to an individual or group who has contributed to local sporting life, either playing a sport or encouraging others to do, such as through acting as a referee, official or coach.
  • Carer: Someone who cares for an individual or group of people on a regular basis.
  • Good Neighbour: Awarded to an individual or organisation that helps make the neighbourhood a better place in which to live or work, either on a regular basis or through a single act of kindness or courage.
  • Fundraiser: An individual or group who has gone the extra mile to raise funds for a charity or good cause.
  • Volunteer: Awarded to a person or group who gives up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause.
  • Animal Welfare: An individual or group who goes out of their way to care for animals.
  • Music and Arts: Awarded to an individual or group showcasing local creative talent, everything from community choirs to talented actors.

To nominate your local hero email heroes@bbc.co.uk outlining in 250 words why they deserve the award. Also include your name, address and contact number. The deadline for submitting your nomination is October 1.

More information can be found here.

Image: BBC Sussex

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