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Nominations are now open for this year's Wisbech Unsung Heroes Awards

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It’s time to get nominating your Wisbech Unsung Heroes for this year’s awards.

Flashback to last year's winners of Wisbech's unsung heroes awards night at The Oasis Centre. (7457128)
Flashback to last year's winners of Wisbech's unsung heroes awards night at The Oasis Centre. (7457128)

Wisbech Town Council is running the Wisbech Unsung Heroes Awards with support from the Fenland Citizen and the aim is to recognise those townspeople who go the extra mile for their community.

There are seven categories and a panel of judges will choose the winners in each.

All those shortlisted will be invited to a presentation evening on April 12 at 7pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Wisbech, where the winners will be announced.

So, if you know someone who deserves recognition, why not nominate them – either by writing all the details: Your name, name of the person you are nominating, contact details for both you and your hero, and a short piece explaining why you have nominated them for whichever award you have chosen and post it to Wisbech Town Council, North Brink, Wisbech or email the same information to sarah.cliss@iliffepublishing.co.uk

The closing date is Friday, March 22.

Coun Sam Hoy, town council leader, said: “These awards aim to recognise Wisbech people who have done something special for our town. We have some amazing people living here. We all know people who do extra things to help the community or us as individuals, so now is the time give them recognition.”

Mark Leslie, Citizen editor, added: “We are proud to support these awards. It is always nice to recognise people who do things that make our community a good place to live.”

Categories are:

The Ann Carlisle Silver Salver donated by the trustees of the late Miss Carlisle, for lifetime achievement – someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the town.

The Roger Green Sports Award will be presented to someone who has either made a significant achievement in sport or who has dedicated their life to sport in Wisbech.

The Good Neighbour Award is for someone who helps those living around them.

The Youth Achievement Award (under 16) recognises something special, like fundraising for charity or perhaps overcoming illness.

Customer Service Award is for anyone who serves the public in some way and is always cheerful and helpful.

Wisbech Hero is open to all ages and is for something heroic.

Community Spirit Award is for working hard for the community.

Those nominated and their nominators will be invited to attend a special awards night at the Oasis Centre on Friday April 12.

Closing date is Friday March 22 please send entries to the Fenland Citizen, 17 Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn, PE30 1JN or to Wisbech Town Council, Council Chambers, North Brink, Wisbech.

Don't forget to include your contact details and those of the person you are nominating. Please give a short write-up on why you are nominating the person and for what category. Entries can also be emailed to: sarah.cliss@iliffepublishing.co.uk or wisbechtc@aol.com

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