TIME is fast running out for people to nominate Huddersfield’s unsung heroes and heroines for our community awards.
The deadline is this Friday and it could not be easier to enter.
University of Huddersfield vice- chancellor Prof Bob Cryan – who won the Achievement Award in 2008 – said: “The Examiner’s Community Awards are a very special initiative.
“They give us all the opportunity to step back from our day-to-day concerns and to remember what a special place Huddersfield is and to reflect on its wonderful heritage.
“I do firmly believe that the strength of Huddersfield is in its people.
“We are a creative, friendly, welcoming and supportive community that has a strong work ethic, a determination to succeed and an entrepreneurial spirit.
“We respect and embrace different cultures and, as a result, we have an exciting range of community events including the Caribbean Carnival, Party in the Park and Chinese New Year celebrations – to name but a few.
“The Examiner Community Awards allow us to recognise the many unsung heroes and heroines in the town for their selflessness and unstinting support for their community.
“It may be for being a special friend to someone in need, raising funds for charity or organising one of our many superb community events.
“I know that this year’s awards will bring out many examples of the strength of character, commitment and courage of the people of Huddersfield and their stories will be both humbling and inspiring.
“This is a very special date in the calendar and in these challenging times gives us a chance to celebrate together as a town.
“So please take the opportunity to get your nomination in now.’’
Last year the Avalanche Dodgers who stage an all-male charity fundraising pantomime each year in Marsden were nominated in the Arts Award category.
Peter Armitage from the Dodgers said: “It was a fantastic night and great to see all the people who we had read about in the Examiner up there on stage.
“If people have the chance to go and don’t, they will really be missing out.’’
The awards will be on Monday, June 7, at the Galpharm Stadium. People shortlisted will be invited to attend and the winners will be announced on the night.
The categories are Friend Of The Year, Services To The Community, Community Project Of The Year, Community Event Award, Young Personality (under 18), Courage Award, Sports Personality Of The Year, Sports Team Of The Year, Services To Charity, Arts Award, Teacher Of The Year and Emergency Services Personality.
The evening’s final award, the Achievement Award, will be selected by a panel of judges.
To enter, tell us who you want to nominate, in which category and why. Include both their name, address and telephone number and your own.
Send by mail to Claire Marshall, Examiner Community Awards, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
Alternatively, email it to email@example.com or you can download an entry form here.