Nominate now for Pride in Northamptonshire

Community Award winners Chelsea's Angels at last year's awards
Community Award winners Chelsea's Angels at last year's awards

Nominations for the annual Pride in Northamptonshire awards organised by the Northamptonshire Telegraph are now open.

The awards, which are sponsored by Wicksteed Park in association with Costa, recognise the achievements of those people in the community who always make time to help others, and who support and nurture a positive attitude in the community.

Editor of the Northamptonshire Telegraph, Neil Pickford, said: “These fantastic awards are our way of shining the spotlight on the unsung people every community needs.

“I urge people to nominate those people who have made a difference to their lives.”

There are several categories including Young Achiever, which recognises the extraordinary dedication and hard work put in by young people in the county; Service with a Smile, for the individual or team that goes the extra mile when it comes to customer service; Inspire a Generation, sponsored by Western Power, for people who inspire others through their exploits; Care and the Community, for individuals who have shown patience and understanding caring for someone else, and the Northamptonshire Community Award, for a Northamptonshire person, group or charity who have made a contribution to their local community.

The awards night will be held at Wicksteed Park Pavillion on Friday, September 26, from 7pm.

Last year’s awards

Last year’s proud winners of Pride In Northamptonshire awards included Wren Spinney School in Kettering which won the Service with a Smile award for its shop in Kettering town centre as well as the Wicksteed Park Choice award. Charities Chelsea’s Angels and Niamh’s Next Step also won awards and Ben Cowling, from Raunds, won the Inspire a Generation award for his voluntary work.

How to nominate

To nominate an individual, team or group for one of the awards visit our website.

The deadline for entries is Sunday, September 7.

Tickets for the event, which include a welcome drink and a two-course meal, are £22 for adults and £15 for children. For tickets and more information email Karen West.