Search is on for this year’s Community Heroes in Charnwood

Residents are being urged to nominate community heroes who do small things to make a real difference in Charnwood.

The call is being made by the borough council which is once again holding its annual Community Heroes Awards in partnership with John Storer Charnwood to recognise the great work people are doing for the benefit of others.

Reasons for nominating a hero could include volunteering at a local community group, keeping the area tidy by litter picking or befriending vulnerable people who live in the area.

Julie Robinson, head of neighbourhood services said: “Each year we ask residents to nominate community heroes in the borough who make a difference to the local community. They could be someone who fetches a few items from the shop for a neighbour, actively keeps the local area tidy or supports a voluntary group. It can be almost anything and if you know someone who goes out of their way to help the community then please let their efforts be celebrated by nominating them for an award.”

Everyone who is nominated will be invited to an awards ceremony where they will be acknowledged for their efforts and presented with a certificate of appreciation.

Some nominations have already been submitted including one for Meg Griffiths who is the centre manager at Fearon Hall.

Meg was pleased to receive the nomination for always going above and beyond in her role and said: “I’m flattered and honoured to be nominated for this award which I am delighted to accept on behalf of Fearon Community Association, its volunteers and the users of Fearon Hall. I count myself very lucky to do a job I love supported by an amazing team of volunteers within a community that inspires, supports and enables great things to happen”.

Another nomination has been received for brothers Dominic and Damian Harkin who are involved in various community projects through the Marios Tinenti Centre. Their nomination praises them both for being helpful and for their willingness to get involved in different projects.

The Community Heroes Awards ceremony will take place at John Storer Charnwood on Saturday 29th September.

Nominations for community heroes can be made via the Council website and the deadline for entry is 10th September 2018. Anyone who lives or works in Charnwood can nominate a community hero or be nominated.

For more information and to nominate a community hero, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/nominate_your_local_hero