A MAJOR awards ceremony to recognise the ‘Best of Worcester’ has been revealed by former city Mayor Coun Alan Amos,
The Best of Worcester awards will be held on March 3 at the Guildhall and Coun Amos wants to hear from Observer readers on who should be recognised on the night.
Coun Amos organised the original event in 2015 during his year as Mayor of Worcester and has been able to revive the event with support and funding from fellow city councillors Marc Bayliss and Andy Roberts.
Among the six categories of awards is the Rising Star prize which will recognise a young person or young people (aged 16 years or under) who has or have done something extraordinary.
It could be volunteering within their community, raising awareness of a local issue, fund-raising or perhaps young entrepreneurs.
The pair of ‘Community Champion’ awards are aimed at an individual or group who have improved the lives of the Warndon and Gorse Hill area of Worcester
Kind-hearted individuals who give endless time and commitment to improving the lives of their community in a voluntary capacity are being sought for the ‘Unsung Hero’ award.
The ‘Extra Mile’ award is aimed at a team of people who go the extra mile to improve life for people in their community.
Meanwhile the Green Community Champion’ award will honour the individual or group who are voluntarily improving their local environment.
Observer readers can nominate any individual, group, organization, or even themselves.
A professionally produced video presentation showed the work of all those short-listed and the winners received their awards from top Worcester personalities.
“It takes a lot of hard work to organize an event as big as this but it’s so worth it to see good people win a prestigious City award,” Coun Amos said.
“It’s right that we should thank young people for all the good things they do, rather than always reading about the bad things.”
“The people of Worcester are very generous in the time they give to others.”
“This is a good news story all round and is the kind that we should broadcast rather than those ones full of moans and complaints.”
“So much of what people do is about attitude. These nominations will show just how much goodness there is out there.”
“I urge people to come along for an enjoyable evening and to participate in the live suspense of seeing who wins.”
“Come along and see who has been shortlisted. Chances are, there’ll be somebody you know,” he added.
Details of how to nominate will be revealed in the coming weeks.