Who are the real heroes of our community? That is the question we are asking as we launch our fifth annual Pride Awards.
The Chad awards will recognise the selfless and tireless work of so many caring individuals and organisations in our area.
There are 12 award categories in total, plus an overall winner.
Categories range from sporting achievement, fundraising to courageous children and adults to inspiring members of the emergency services, teachers and carers or careworkers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
We invite you to nominate someone you know.
Who’s your unsung hero or heroine? Who do you think is so inspiring they deserve to be recognised with a Pride Award?
We are looking to find our local stars.
They can be of any age, from any walk of life but, the one thing they must be is extraordinary.
Perhaps you know a child or adult who has displayed remarkable courage, a gutsy neighbour who has improved your area, a tireless charity fund-raiser or campaigner, a dedicated careworker, or member of the emergency services or armed forces Who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others? People who go that extra mile.
We want to hear about them now.
A shortlist of finalists will go before our panel of distinguished judges who will select the winners.
Chad editor Phil Bramley said: “There are many reasons to be proud of our area, but the main one is the incredible people who live and work here to make it such a fantastic community.
“These awards are perhaps the most important that the Chad presents each year.
“They honour the brave and the determined, the ordinary people who do the special things that prove to be such an inspiration to us all.
“I am incredibly proud to be involved with these awards as they recognise our area’s TRUE heroes: the unsung people of courage and commitment who deserve recognition the most.”
So if you know someone who deserves some special recognition, please nominate them for a Chad Pride award.
It’s easy and free to nominate, simply CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR A PRIDE AWARD