The launch of the awards in December, from left, Alan Taylor, YLP’s business development manager Mark Stanford, and the borough council’s Lorraine Gore and Graham Middleton. Picture: Ian Burt

There are just five more weeks to make your nominations to honour West Norfolk’s unsung heroes.

 Your Local Paper is still looking for entries in our new Local Hero Awards, held in association with West Norfolk Council.

We are looking for unsung heroes in 12 categories who will be honoured at a special ceremony on April 20 at King’s Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange, to be hosted by Falklands War veteran, Simon Weston, CBE.

We know there are many people in our community who deserve recognition but we need your help to tell us who they are and to make sure they are celebrated.

Nominations close at 5pm on February 18 but don’t leave it to the last minute to nominate someone.

The awards cover a broad range of categories with the borough council sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement award.

As well as this, we are looking for nominations in the following categories:  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. 

Your nomination should be made online via our dedicated website or via our website 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.

“As we move into a new year it’s a good time to reflect on  the many achievements and the people who have made an impact on our lives.

“It doesn’t necessarily have to be a big achievement, very often it’s the little things which make the biggest difference to our lives,” said YLP editor Sue Irving.

“Particularly during the pandemic and the upheaval to our everyday life and the impact on businesses.

“If there’s someone you know who fits the bill in one of our award categories, please tell us. 

“We  know every day can be a challenge for many people and we know people have excelled in sport and other personal achievements.

“These awards are your chance to make sure these people get the recognition they deserve.” 

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