Nominate your community heroes
It's time to honour our heroes again! The search is on for those who go the extra mile to improve the lives of others.
Nominations have opened for the West Cumbria Community Heroes Awards 2017, run by The Whitehaven News and Times & Star.
Deanne Shallcross, editor ofThe Whitehaven News and Times & Star said: “There are many people who do so much good work across West Cumbria and deserve to be recognised.
Cumbria’s community spirit is renowned the world over.
Our towns, villages and estates are full of people who go the extra mile to help others; there are clubs and organisations which survive on the tireless dedication of volunteers; there are school workers who inspire us to achieve and go out of the way to ensure we can fulfil our goals.
Across 12 categories, our West Cumbria Community Heroes Awards will ensure praise for champions in all of their forms.
Previous events have seen judges and audiences humbled by the actions of those nominated.
Alan Smith, leader of Allerdale council, said: "I am delighted that the council will be the main sponsor for the West Cumbria Community Heroes Awards.
"Community is what the council is all about, so we jumped at the opportunity to help in celebrating the heroic achievements of local people.
"I am very much looking forward to what is sure to be an inspirational event that recognises the selfless work in our communities."
The categories are:
Someone who provides exceptional unpaid care and goes over and above the call of duty.
Someone under the age of 18 who provides exceptional unpaid care and goes over and above the call of duty.
Someone who has gone over and above normal friendship to be a good neighbour, who has had a significant impact on an individual or community.
Someone, under 18, who has completed an outstanding voluntary or community act or service.
Someone who has shown particularly outstanding achievements in amateur sport, voluntary work or a coaching capacity.
Someone under 18 who has shown particularly outstanding achievements in amateur sport, voluntary work or a coaching capacity.
Someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the community.
A dedicated individual who regularly gives up their time to help charitable causes.
A dedicated individual, under 18, who regularly gives up their time to help charitable causes.
A project carried out by any local, informal or non-recognised voluntary group that has outstanding benefits to the local community.
A project carried out by any local, informal or non-recognised voluntary group that has outstanding benefits to athe local youth community or is run by under-18s.
A special award designed to honour someone who has made a real difference to their community over many years, but especially in the last 12 months.
The awards ceremony will be held on December 1 at Workington Leisure Centre.
To make a nomination, fill in the form below. Nominations close on Friday, September 29.