Chance to sing praises of your unsung heroes - The Worcester Observer

Chance to sing praises of your unsung heroes

Worcester Editorial 15th Jan, 2020   0

AN INVITATION has gone out for city residents to nominate Worcester’s unsung heroes to be honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony which has again been boosted with National Lottery cash.

The Best of Worcester Awards will return to the city on Thursday, April 2 and Mayor Allah Ditta has led the calls for city residents to nominate a person or a group who they feel have gone out of their way to help and support others.

Coun Alan Amos organised the original event in 2015 during his year as Mayor of Worcester and the ceremony will return to the Guildhall this spring once again thanks to sponsorship from St Stephen’s Church in Barbourne and a grant from the National Lottery.

Among the areas organisers are on the lookout for nominations from is any young person or young people (aged 16 years or under) who has done something extraordinary.

Worcester’s schools are being invited to nominate someone from their local community who has made such a significant contribution to the development of young lives such as a school governor, reading buddy, mentor, traffic crossing volunteer, sports coach or long-standing member of staff.

A team or individual who has worked tirelessly alongside local neighbourhood police teams to reduce crime, re-offending or work in the community could also be honoured on the night as well as an organisation or person who have been active in promoting better health and well-being for vulnerable members of the community.

An honour for a businesses or individual going the extra mile to enrich the local community could also be possible at this year’s event alongside four further awards from the Mayor of Worcester to be announced on the night.

Coun Ditta said he was delighted at the prospect of being able to say thank you to some wonderful projects and the people running them.

“Nominations can be from schools for long standing governors or classroom staff. They can be for young people who are doing something valuable for less fortunate people.

“We can look to churches and mosques to nominate one of their many volunteers who help the local community.

“We might see someone who has been running junior sports activities for years. Many organisations in the city can use these awards to say thank you to some dedicated staff or volunteers.

“Anyone who helps their local community can be nominated,” he said.

Winners will be invited to the evening at The Guildhall which will begin with performances from some of the finest young musicians from Bishop Perowne CE College and Tudor Grange Academy

Nominations close on Thursday, February 20.

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