Time is quickly running out to give a well-earned pat on the back to the area’s unsung heroes.
Among those receiving a well deserved salute with a nomination into the Pride in Fenland awards, is Adele Wright, who gives up her time to support various charities and groups across Fenland.
Mrs Wright supports families in the Home Start scheme, along with visiting an elderly gentleman for Age UK.
She is also an enthusiastic member of the Wisbech Macmillan Cancer Support Group, which has raised more than £250,000.
Mrs Wright, 69, of Maldon Road, Wisbech, has been nominated into the good neighbour category.
Nominations will be closing on Monday, February 15.
She said: “I am shocked to be nominated.
“I do what I do because I want to do it but it is nice to have the recognition.”
Mrs Wright worked in the special care baby unit in King’s Lynn Queen Elizabeth Hospital and helped to raise money for a room to allow parents to stay overnight to be close to their child.
Over the last 12 years, Mrs Wright has played an important role in raising money for Macmillan in the Wisbech group. She has been a driving force behind a number of events.
But Mrs Wright’s good work does not stop there. She also regularly visits an elderly man, who she says has become part of the family.
She also volunteers at the town’s Food Bank, along with providing support to families with children under two as part of the Home Start scheme.
Mrs Wright, who is also involved in St Peter’s Church Social Club, said: “I get a lot of satisfaction from what I do.”
She was nominated by her husband Trevor. He said: “Adele always puts heart and soul into everything she does and as a result has developed many lasting friendships through her work as a volunteer.
“She would not seek recognition but deserves it.”
The Citizen is once more teaming up with Fenland District Council to run the awards, which are aimed at celebrating the area’s unsung heroes. An awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 17, in Wisbech St Mary Village Hall.
There is still time to send in nominations for: good neighbour; group, club, organisation or charity; young citizen; volunteer in the community.
Nominations can be made by filling in the form below and sending it to the Fenland Citizen, Limes House, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 IHL.
Or you can hand them into the following sites: Fenland @ your service shops, Community Hubs, the Community Support Team, Fenland District Council, or Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambs, PE15 8NQ.