We’ve heard some wonderful stories about the people put forward so far for a Melton Times Community Award.
From people who go out of their way to help others to shining examples of customer service, some amazing people have been nominated.
Today, we can reveal some of our 2016 nominees. They are:
* Mollie Goodrich for Service with a Smile
* The Flower Basin, for Service with a Smile
* Snowdrop Support Group for the Community Spirit Award
* Carolyn Little for Community Champion
* Ralph Johnson for Community Spirit Award
* Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust for Best Arts, Sports or Community Project
We hold the awards every year to give special recognition to those wonderful people in the Melton area who who selflessly devote their time and efforts to benefit their community.
You have until 5pm on Monday, September 26 to make your nominations.
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, simply click here to complete the nomination form online.
Once the closing date for nominations has passed, 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.
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, Sponsored by Tesco. 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, Sponsored by Costco. 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, Sponsored by Bentons. 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