Pride In Northamptonshire - Tell us who you think deserves our awards

Jessica Bailey, who won an award for bravery last year, with Adam Woodyatt and Debbie McHugh
Jessica Bailey, who won an award for bravery last year, with Adam Woodyatt and Debbie McHugh

PEOPLE are being urged to nominate the shining stars in their community who make us proud to be part of our county.

There is still time to highlight community heroes for one of the Evening Telegraph’s annual Pride in Northamptonshire awards.

We want to hear about people who deserve recognition for their tireless efforts to improve the lives of others or who go the extra mile to have a positive impact on their community.

Evening Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “There are so many people out there who work tirelessly for the good of others but get no recognition for it.

“The Pride in Northamptonshire awards are our way of saying thank you to those people.

“We would love to hear from you with your nominations.”

The award categories include excellence in public service, 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 taking place on Friday, September 28, at Wicksteed Park Pavilion in Kettering.

Among those nominated so far are a performing arts duo who have raised £17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Retired teachers David Wilson, of Wollaston, and Richard Oberman, of Higham Ferrers, have performed together for a decade and entertained audiences with a humorous act, including poetry and prose.

Over the years the duo have given almost 500 performances of works by writers such as Charles Dickens and H E Bates.

To nominate someone email et.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk with your name, the name of the person you are nominating and the reason why.

Alternatively, write to Northamptonshire Pride 2012, Events and Exhibitions Team, Northamptonshire Newspapers, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8GA.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, September 7.