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Nominate a local hero for an award
Nominations close this month for the Craven Community Champions awards scheme.
The new awards are designed to celebrate unsung local heroes across the Craven district.
Nominations have been arriving over the last few months. However, there has been a disappointing response in some categories.
The awards, organised by the Craven Herald, Craven District Council and local Rotary Clubs will honour the achievements of individuals within the district, recognising the invaluable contributions they make to their communities and the lives of local people.
There are seven categories and you can either nominate yourself, or someone you know.
Arts and Culture Award (sponsored by Peel Entertainment): This award celebrates those who have made an outstanding contribution to arts and cultural activities and improving citi-zen participation.
Carer/Paid Care Worker of the Year Award (sponsored by Cirteq): The Carer of the Year Award recognises the significant role that all carers undertake each day. We are looking for nominations from professional and unpaid carers who have made outstanding contributions working in either residential, respite, nursing, supported housing, day services or unpaid caring roles.
Community Group Award (sponsored by Yorkshire Housing): This award recognises and rewards a community group which has made an outstanding contribution to its community.
Sports Award (sponsored by Craven Pool and Fitness Centre): This award celebrates those who have made an outstanding contribution to sporting activities and improving citizen participation.
Volunteer of the Year Award (sponsored by Coniston Hotel): This award recognises and rewards an individual volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to their community.
Young Citizen of the Year Award (sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Skipton and Skipton Craven): This award will be given to a young citizen aged between 13 and 19 in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions directly to Craven during the past year. The judges will be looking for young people who are looking for commitment and a positive attitude combined with a natural interest and ability to address issues which adversely affect people’s lives so creating practical solutions to everyday problems.
Citizen of the Year Award (sponsored by Broughton Hall): This award will be given to a citizen in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions directly to Craven during the past year and will be judged on outcomes for the community. Every community award submission will automatically be entered into this award category.
The winners will be announced at a special event held at the Coniston Hotel, on Thursday, October 18.
The closing date for receiving entries is 5pm on Friday, August 24.
Entry forms are available online at cravenherald.co.uk Paper entry forms are also available from: Craven Herald, High Street, Skipton, Council Offices, Belle Vue Square, Skipton, any Craven library, Ingleton Community Centre, Grassington Hub, Craven Volunteer Centre, Craven College, High Street, Skipton , Craven CVS, South Craven School, Craven Museum and Gallery, Craven Pool and Fitness Centre, Yorkshire Housing Offices, Newmarket Street, Skipton, Bentham Town Hall.