Do you know somebody who goes the extra mile for their community, gives up their time to help others or who simply deserves to be recognised for their charity fundraising efforts?
There is just under a month to nominate someone for the fifth annual Pride of Gedling Awards.
Each year the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of people, businesses and communities in the borough are now open.
Members of the public have until February 15 to nominate friends, volunteers, local businesses and community groups who they feel deserve to be recognised for their contribution to the borough. There are six awards as well as an overall Pride of Gedling Award whose winner will be chosen from the nominees by the judging team.
The awards are broken down into six categories:
- Good Neighbour Award
This award recognises inspirational individuals who have gone that extra mile to make everyday life better for others in their community.
- Community Servant Award
Someone who works serving the public in their day job and has gone above and beyond the role to help others, assist their community or improve their environment.
- The Dylan Barker (Young Person of the Year) Award
This award celebrates young people, under the age of 21, who make an outstanding contribution to their communities.
- Business in the Community Award
This award recognises the businesses which play a role in supporting their community.
- Outstanding Community Project Award
This award is open to any project or group which helps our local communities and improves the lives of those who live in them.
- Volunteer of the Year Award
Someone who volunteers with a group or organisation and, through their commitment to others, make a big contribution to the community.
Nominations can be made at www.gedling.gov.uk/pride-of-gedling.
A panel of judges will shortlist the nominations and invite finalists to a special award ceremony at the Civic Centre, Arnold, on March 13.
Last year’s overall Pride of Gedling winner was announced with some sadness as it was awarded, posthumously, to Mary Harris who had been nominated for the award but died a few weeks before the ceremony took place. Friends and family members of the late Mary Harris attended the event and received the award from the Mayor of Gedling.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “We’re very proud to be launching this year’s Pride of Gedling Awards.
“The awards highlight the great work done in our local communities by volunteers, businesses and community groups. Over the last few years we have had some fantastic nominations submitted by the public and no doubt this year we will have another high standard of nominations.”
We ask residents and businesses of the borough to get nominating and I look forward to meeting the incredible people who make Gedling such a great place to live at the awards ceremony in March.”