Nominate YOUR community heroes

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We need YOUR help as we launch the 2015 Chad Pride Awards, to find the true community heroes of Mansfield and Ashfield.

The awards, which are once again being kindly backed by our associate sponsor Specsavers, will celebrate the unsung heroes who do so much across the area.

There are 13 award categories in total, plus an overall winner and you can find full details and how to nominate by visiting our website

To nominate someone by phone, call Haroldine Lockwood on 01623 450221

Awards include the Emergency Services category, recognising the amazing work done by 999 call teams. This category is being sponsored by the Peacueful Uhuru Trust.

Now we need YOU to suggest the unsung hero or heroines you think are so inspiring they deserve to be recognised with a Pride Award.

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?

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.”