Help celebrate Northamptonshire’s unsung heroes

Pride in Northamptonshire courage award winner Jordan Hutchison, 11, from Corby NNL-140930-104103001
Pride in Northamptonshire courage award winner Jordan Hutchison, 11, from Corby NNL-140930-104103001

Do you know someone who makes a difference in their community, or who has gone out of their way to help others? We want to know for our Pride in Northamptonshire awards.

The annual awards celebrate those who have overcome hardships, those who have achieved success in their field and those who volunteer unselfishly.

There are 10 categories and we are asking readers to tell us who they think should win. The categories include Care in the Community for those who have supported someone with no thought for themselves; Service With a Smile; Young Achiever, for someone under 21 who has achieved great things either at school, in sport or as a volunteer and the Northamptonshire Community Award for the person, group or charity that has made a contribution to their local community.

There is also an award for an Unsung Hero or Heroine, the Volunteer of the Year and the Fundraiser of the Year, as well as the Hard Work and Determination award, Courage award and the Inspire a Generation award.

Perhaps you know someone like Jordan Hutchison, who won the Courage Award last year. The youngster, from Corby, has cerebral palsy and has defied the doubters by attending a mainstream school.

The awards ceremony is being held at Wicksteed Park on Friday, October 2.

For details of how to nominate someone go to http://bitly.com/Northantspride2015. The closing date for nominations is Sunday, September 6.