Do you know an unsung hero, or maybe know an individual or club that has achieved great things? If so, then we want to hear from you.
It’s time to put forward those who you think are deserving of a Sleaford Town Award.
We are encouraging all groups in Sleaford, clubs, charities, businesses and schools, to make sure their unsung heroes in our community receive the recognition they deserve. Maybe they have helped others or have been excellent in their own field - we want to give them the praise they deserve. The Town Awards are run jointly by the Sleaford Standard and Sleaford Town Council.
The Standard’s Editor, Stephen Stray commented: “It’s great to honour some local unsung heroes in this way, please get nominating now.”
Mayor of Sleaford, Garry Titmus added: “In my eight months of serving as town mayor I have had my eyes opened to the wealth of talent, the compassionate, caring actions and the selfless endeavours of groups and individuals who work for the benefit of others, with little or no reward except the knowledge that it is always better to give than receive.
“I am sure that most people will know of an individual or a group that should be deservedly recognised by the town. I strongly urge you to send in your nominations to the Sleaford Standard.”
There are 12 awards, with all-but-one being selected by a judging panel. The categories are: Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Award for Overcoming Adversity, Sports Coach of the Year, Sports Individual of the Year, Sports Team/Club of the Year, Customer Service Award, Charity of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Community Award, Young Sleafordian of the Year (anyone aged 16 or under as of December 31, 2015), Sleafordian of the Year. Readers will vote for the Customer Service Award winner. Closing date for nominations is noon February 10, 2016.
This year’s ceremony will be at the council’s new Town Hall.
You can find the nomination form in this week’s Sleaford Standard.