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Pride in Fenland 2021: Nominations are now open for your pandemic heroes



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The time to nominate your unsung community heroes from across Fenland has arrived as the annual Pride in Fenland Awards return for their 14th year.

Organised by Fenland District Council and the Fenland Citizen newspaper, with support from sponsors, the awards celebrate the local volunteers who make a difference in our community and give them the recognition they deserve.

The launch is a little later in the year than normal after the pandemic delayed the 2020 awards and meant the presentation ceremony was held online for the first time earlier this year.

Deborah Slater winner of the Pride in Fenland judges award sponsored by the Fenland Citizen...With Councillor Sam Clark. (50359403)
Deborah Slater winner of the Pride in Fenland judges award sponsored by the Fenland Citizen...With Councillor Sam Clark. (50359403)

Award winners have now received their prizes including Deborah Slator from Whittlesey who was the winner of the Judges' Special Award, which is sponsored by this newspaper.

Deborah, who is the driving force behind the charity Defibs for All set up around seven years ago to ensure no-one in Whittlesey was more than three minutes from a defibrillator, was nominated by Charlotte Garner for her unstinting dedication to the cause.

Her drive and the belief in the need to ensure everyone has access to a defibrillator has inspired other Fenland towns to follow suit. The charity is also working hard to get testing for all young people to pick up on potential heart problems early.

Deborah Slater winner of the Pride in Fenland judges award sponsored by the Fenland Citizen.. (50359404)
Deborah Slater winner of the Pride in Fenland judges award sponsored by the Fenland Citizen.. (50359404)

Nominations for the 2021 Pride in Fenland Awards are open to all volunteers, community groups and young people in Fenland, including those that went above and beyond to support local residents throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

To allow for more nominations related to the coronavirus pandemic response, this year the awards will be split into three categories:

 Community Group - Open to all community groups, large and small.

 Good Friend - Open to any individual who has volunteered their time to help others.

 Young Person in the Community - Open to any individual or group of individuals aged 21 years and under.

There is also the Special Judges’ Award which is chosen by the Fenland Citizen from the nominees of all of the above categories.

Councillor Sam Clark, Fenland District Council’s portfolio holder for communities, said: “The Pride in Fenland Awards are one of the most important events of the year for us because it is our chance to acknowledge the fantastic work our volunteers and carers do, and show how much we, as a community, appreciate their dedication.”

“So many people went above and beyond during the pandemic and these awards are a great way to give those incredible people the recognition they so thoroughly deserve.”

Nomination forms will be printed in the Fenland Citizen, and the coupon is on page two of today's issue, but if you can't get a copy of the paper then you can simply write in with your nomination. Don't forget to include the person or group's name and contact details, your name and contact details, the category you would like to nominate them for and of course why you are nominating them and they can be returned to the Fenland Citizen offices at 4 Francis St, Spalding, PE11 1AT. You can also nominate online at: www.fenland.gov.uk/prideinfenland

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on October 4 - so get nominating your community heroes now!

The award ceremony itself is currently set to premiere on the council’s YouTube channel in November and further details will be provided in due course.



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