Raise the roof for unsung hero

THE search continues for those who make us proud to live in Northamptonshire.

The Evening Telegraph is appealing for people to nominate an unsung hero who deserves to be recognised so that their efforts do not go unnoticed.

It may be for giving up hours of time in voluntary work, for being a good neighbour or for going above and beyond to help someone.

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

Among those nominated so far include 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, performed as Duo for a decade and entertained audiences with a humorous act, including poetry and prose.

Finalists will be invited to a ceremony at Wicksteed Park Pavilion on Friday, September 28, to hear the final results.

To nominate someone email et.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, Northamptonshire, NN16 8GA.

The closing date is Friday September 7.