People in Blaby are running out of time to nominate their local heroes for the district’s tenth annual Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Friends, families and workmates are being urged to put forward individuals or groups who they think deserve recognition for exceptional work in the community by the August 10 deadline.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:
• Outstanding achievement by a young person
• Selfless services to a voluntary body or the community which is of a social or environmental nature
• Sporting achievement
• Community or voluntary group that improves the quality of life for residents in the district
• Individual or group that makes the district a safer place to live
Previous winners include Cosby cyclist Lucy Garner, who was crowned junior world road race champion in September 2011 and 89-year-old Donald Wills, who volunteered as a neighbourhood watch co-ordinator in Braunstone Town for 13 years.
Last year Daisy Platts won the award for sporting achievement after becoming a Go Gold talent athlete for a second year in a row, and qualifying for the British Gas National Championships in the 12 year age group when still only 11 years old.
Local publication Braunstone Life won the community group award for providing residents with valuable information and neighbourhood news for over 25 years.
Council leader Ernie White said: “I am delighted we have been able to host the awards for ten consecutive years and shine the spotlight on those who have enhanced the quality of people’s lives within the district.
“There are so many people doing wonderful things and it is important we recognise their achievements. I’m looking forward to seeing which local heroes we can uncover this time round.”
The 2013 awards have received generous sponsorship from Grove Park Commercial Centre, Fosse Shopping Park, Ford & Slater, Leicester Marriott, Bardon Aggregates, Leicester Chamber of Commerce and Westleigh Developments ltd.
Finalists will be invited to a presentation dinner on 10th October 2013 where cash prizes and awards will be presented to the winners and runners up.
The deadline for entries is August 10.