DO you know of an unsung hero, heroine, club, group or organisation?
Pride of Redditch is back for its third year and organisers want to hear about the unsung heroes of Redditch – right now.
If you know of an individual, organisation or business, quietly making a difference, why not nominate them and show them they are appreciated?
It doesn’t have to be climbing a mountain or saving a life – although such feats are welcome – Pride of Redditch is fundamentally about the good things people do for others day in, day out – because they care.
Since its launch in 2013 Pride of Redditch has grown in popularity.
In the last two years 140 people have been nominated and 50 awards given out.
But awards founder Rebecca Blake believes there are still many more people doing good work in the town who are going unrecognised and whom we should be proud of.
“In Redditch we often do ourselves no favours by talking down our town,” said Rebecca.
“There are things we need to improve but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate the kind, giving and helpful people that make Redditch a special place to live.
“Each year the judges have been overwhelmed with nominations of those going the extra mile and I hope this year will be the same.”
One of the special features of the awards is that there are no categories – everyone and anyone, be it a business, club, group or individual who are making a difference can be nominated.
The Redditch Standard is once again backing the awards.
Editor Ross Crawford said: “We’ve backed these awards from the start and are delighted to be doing so again.
“If there’s someone you know doing something that makes a difference to the lives of others or makes Redditch a better place to live then be sure to nominate them so as a town we can say thank you for everything they do.”
Nominations are open until 5pm Friday, November 20 and can be made online by visiting www.prideofredditch.org.uk / via email firstname.lastname@example.org or submitting this nomination form to the Redditch Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch, B98 8BP. Extra forms can be collected from the Redditch Standard or printed from the Pride of Redditch website.
People wanting more information can email or call 07739 565 241. When making nominations please do your best to make sure nominees are available for the awards evening on Friday, December 11 – further details will be announced in the Standard.
To access a nomination form, click on this link: http://www.prideofredditch.org.uk/documents/Pride%20of%20Redditch%20Awards%202015%20Nomination%20Form.pdf
Or visit the website at http://www.prideofredditch.org.uk/2015_nominate.html .