Nominate your local heroes

THERE is still time for you to get involved in Chad’s third Pride of Mansfield and Ashfield Awards, which will recognise and reward the real heroes in our community.

Specsavers is the main sponsor for the awards, which will highlight the selfless work of individuals, showcase excellence in sport and education and also pay tribute to those people who have shown bravery or who go the extra mile to help others.

There are 10 categories in the competition - and already Mansfield BID are sponsoring the Rescuers/Lifesaver section and Chand Indian Cuisine is sponsoring the Child of Courage award.

The Mansfield BID wanted to sponsor the ‘Rescuers and LifeSavers’ award as ‘it is such an important area to everybody’.

A spokesman said: “Whether it be the emergency services or a member of the public who has gone above and beyond their duty to help somebody in a dangerous situation, that person should be recognised and rewarded.

“With such people out there, members of all communities can feel that little bit safer.

“The BID looking after Mansfield town and its businesses recognises the importance of such people to keep the town safe.”

l To nominate an individual or organisation, send your entries to Pride of Mansfield and Ashfield, Promotions Dept, 121 Newgate Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 2PA, or e-mail If you would like to sponsor a category, contact Chad field sales manager Haroldine Lockwood on 450216.