Tell us who you are proud of

Pride in Northamptonshire Courage award winner Jordan Hutchison1
Pride in Northamptonshire Courage award winner Jordan Hutchison1

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 the amazing people of Northamptonshire - 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 a friend or loved one with no thought for themselves; Service With a Smile, for the person who gives first-class customer service; 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 young 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, from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets cost £22.50 for adults, £15.50 for children under 12 and include a welcome drink and a three-course meal.

For details of how to nominate someone for an award go to The closing date for nominations is Sunday, September 6.