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Pride of Gedling 2021: Nominations are now open for your pandemic heroes

The awards celebrate the local volunteers and community heroes who make a difference and give them the recognition they deserve

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The time to nominate your unsung community heroes from across Gedling borough has arrived as the annual Pride of Gedling Awards return for their seventh year.

Organised by Gedling Borough Council with support from sponsors, the awards celebrate the local volunteers and community heroes who make a difference and give them the recognition they deserve.

Due to the pandemic, the presentation ceremony was held online for the first time last year.

But now restrictions have been relaxed, the ceremony will again be held at the Civic Centre in Arnold this November. Plans are also in place to stream the ceremony so more people can see the work of local heroes being celebrated.

Nominations for this year’s awards are open until Friday, October 15 2021 so get nominating your community heroes.

All finalists will be invited to a special award ceremony at the civic centre on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.

To nominate someone for an award you just need to choose the appropriate category and then fill out the short form.

Organisers will then contact any nominees who are shortlisted.

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The categories for this year are as follows:

The Community Hero(es) Award
Recognising inspirational individuals or groups, from any walk of life, who have gone that extra mile to help others or to make life better in their community.

The Dylan Barker (Young Person of the Year) Award
Celebrating young people, under the age of 21, who make an outstanding contribution to their communities.

Business in the Community Award
Highlighting the role our local businesses play in supporting the 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.

The Environmental Hero Award
In recognition of any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on either; conservation, the environment or community space.

The Inspirational Healthy Lifestyles Award
This award celebrates any individual, group, school, club, organisation or business in the borough that have made a positive impact on health and/or wellbeing in the borough.

You can nominate your local heroes using the nomination form here: https://apps.gedling.gov.uk/forms/default.aspx?formid=64

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