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Nominations for Shiregreen awards open

5 December 2014
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Residents have the opportunity to honour a local hero as nominations for the Shiregreen Community Awards open for the fourth time.

Organised by Shiregreen Community Homes, part of Sanctuary Group, more than 250 volunteers and residents are preparing to celebrate at the annual awards event in February 2015.

The awards will acknowledge the achievements of friends, neighbours, volunteers or community groups that have made a positive difference to the community or neighbourhood, with nominations closing on Monday 19 January.

Dozens of nominations were received for the last event with over £700 raised for local charities Amy’s Retreat and Help for Heroes, the chosen charities for next year’s awards.

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s director of neighbourhoods, said: “We encourage residents in Shiregreen to send in their nominations. The awards have always been very successful and highlighted the great community spirit we have in Shiregreen.”

What nomination categories are there?

There are eight categories at this year’s event which take place on Friday 27 February at Cutler’s Hall.

Categories include The Karl Barton Award, for positive community action made by young people aged 10-16; Young achiever of the year, for those aged 17-25 who are making a difference and inspiring others; Health Heroes; Fundraiser of the Year; Volunteer of the Year; Sports Personality; and Good Neighbour.

The Kath Page Green Fingers Award is in remembrance of Kath Page, a dedicated fundraiser and advocate for Concord Park, whose legacy lives on through her outstanding fundraising achievements, helping to build the popular Concorde Park Multi-Use Games Area.

Event sponsors

Howard Webb MBE, football referee and guest of honour at the event will help present awards with live music provided by Sheffield band Rock and Soul Machine.

This year’s sponsors for the awards are Carney Academy, HBH Academy, SOAR, TARA, The Workshop, Harmony Music, CDP Print Management, OfficeTeam, British Gas, Gompels Healthcare Ltd, Dulux Trade, IG Group and Pi Law Direct.