Nominate your hero for our awards competition

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey have been nominated for a Pride in Northamptonshire Award
Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey have been nominated for a Pride in Northamptonshire Award

There is still time to nominate those hidden community heroes who make us proud to be part of Northamptonshire.

This year’s Pride in Northamptonshire Awards will highlight the people who deserve recognition for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of others and have a positive impact on our communities.

Categories include excellence in public service, our young achievers, care in the community, friendly neighbour, people who help young people to fulfil their potential, raising the county’s profile, hard work and determination, outstanding examples of bravery, unsung hero and fundraiser of the year.

There will also be a special choice award winner.

The finalists will be recognised for their efforts at an awards ceremony which will take place on Friday, September 28, at Wicksteed Park Pavilion in Kettering.

Among those nominated so far are television sensation Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey and former performing arts duo David Wilson, of Wollaston, and Richard Oberman, of Higham Ferrers, who raised £17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

To nominate someone email nt.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk with your name, the name of the person you are nominating and the reason why. Or write to Northamptonshire Pride 2012, Events and Exhibitions Team, Northamptonshire Newspapers, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, NN16 8GA.

The closing date is September 7.