Awards ceremony host, Simon Weston.

Do you know someone who has gone over and above to help others?

Is there a member of your group or organisation who deserves recognition? 

Has your neighbour been a godsend during these difficult times?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions you can nominate them for special recognition in our Your Local Paper Local Hero Awards.

YLP is taking over the community awards and relaunching them with West Norfolk Council as our main sponsor and with support from some of the area’s businesses.

Nominations close at 5pm on February 18 for our 12 categories.

We have already received nominations for several categories but we know there are more people out there who have been the community’s unsung heroes.

It may be little acts of kindness which have made a difference, tireless fundraisers, someone who has battled through a difficult time, a special teacher –  we have categories to match all achievements all we need is your nomination.

The borough council is sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement award and other categories are: Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Adrian Flux Insurance), Young Person of the Year (aged up to 18 and sponsored by Wisbech Grammar School), Neighbour of the Year (Freebridge Community Housing),  Work Colleague of the Year (Discover King’s Lynn), Fundraiser of the Year (Duke’s Head Hotel), Sportsperson of the Year (Alive West Norfolk), Uniformed Services Award (St James’s Place Wealth Management), Teacher of the Year (Russen and Turner), Triumph over Adversity Award (Greenyard Frozen UK), Health Worker of the Year (Jark Recruitment) and Carer of the Year (Rounce and Evans Property Management).

Nominees must live or work within the borough. 

We need more of your nominations for carers, sports people, work colleagues, uniformed services, teachers, someone who has triumphed over adversity, special health workers and good neighbours.

Nominations should be made online via our dedicated website www.ylpheroawards.com or via www.yourlocalpaper.co.uk by clicking the Hero Awards button. 

If you are unable to make an online nomination call our office on 01553 611111 between 9am and 1pm where staff will be able to help you.

The awards will be presented at a special award ceremony on April 20 at Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange and our host for the event will be inspirational Falklands War hero, Simon Weston, who suffered serious burns when the Sir Galahad was destroyed in an attack in 1982. 

Help us celebrate a community which has pulled together during the pandemic.

“These awards are your chance to make sure people get the recognition they deserve. Tell us who they are,” said YLP editor Sue Irving.

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