Do you know a special someone who dedicates their time to helping others in the community?
If the answer is ‘yes’ then we want to hear from you.
The Melton Times Community Awards aim to recognise those unsung heroes who selflessly devote their time and efforts to benefit their community.
We run the event each year as our own way of saying a big ‘thank you’ to those people who make the Melton area such a special place to live and work.
There are nine categories open for nominations to ensure all those who give their time in support of others, or overcome adversity or have a remarkable talent get the opportunity to shine.
We are inviting readers to nominate a person/group/organisation they feel is deserving of recognition for all they have achieved or for their dedicated service.
To make your nomination, complete the online form telling us who you are nominating for which award category, and why.
Alternatively, pick up a copy of the Melton Times and fill out the nomination form by hand. You can also email your nominations, with the information required, to nominate@ meltontimes.co.uk
Once the closing date for nominations has passed – 5pm on September 7 – a panel of judges will choose a shortlist for each category. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a gala evening and presentation at Melton Vale Post-16 Centre in Burton Road, on Thursday, October 13.
** To sponsor an available category, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILD OF COURAGE, Available for sponsorship
For a youngster who has overcome adversity such as a serious illness or disability or supported and cared for a parent in those circumstances
YOUNG ACHIEVER, Available for sponsorship
For a talented young person destined for great things
YOUNG CHAMPION, Sponsored by Melton Borough Council
For a young person who has made a big contribution through voluntary work or by using their talents to help others
COMMUNITY CHAMPION, Sponsored by Melton BID
For someone who has, through their selfless efforts, helped a good cause or a relative or neighbour. They may be a charity fundraiser or a carer
ENVIRONMENT AWARD, Sponsored by Melton Mowbray Town Estate
Who is making your community safer or brightening up your neighbourhood?
BEST ARTS, SPORTS OR COMMUNITY PROJECT, Available for sponsorship
For a project which is making a real difference
TOP TEACHER, Sponsored by Samworth Brothers
For someone who is an inspiration and role model. This could be a teacher, sports coach or youth group leader
SERVICE WITH A SMILE, Available for sponsorship
For someone for whom nothing is too much trouble – kindness, dedication and a smile are the watchwords
COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD, Sponsored by Mars Petcare
For a person or group who has done something extraordinary for the good of Melton