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Nominations open to award your local hero

21 January 2014
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250 volunteers and residents from Shiregreen are preparing to celebrate at the third annual Shiregreen Community Awards event in March and residents still have time to nominate their local hero for an award.

The Shiregreen Community Awards is organised by local housing provider Shiregreen Community Homes, part of Sanctuary Group. Nearly 50 nominations were received for the 2013 event and over £600 raised for two local charities.

Residents can nominate a friendly neighbour or someone they know who has given up their time for the benefit of others to be recognised for a prestigious award. There are seven categories at this year’s event which take place on Friday 14th March at Hillsborough Stadium.

This year's categories are The Karl Barton Award, for positive community action made by young people aged 10-16 living in Shiregreen. Young achiever of the year, for those aged 17-25 who are making a difference and inspiring others. Good Neighbour Award, for that person who helps others and lives down your street. There are also awards for Health Heroes, Fundraiser of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and an Outstanding Achievement award.

Rt Hon Mr David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough, is the guest of honour at the event and will help present awards. The evening’s entertainment will include live music by Sheffield band The Motown Years. A charity raffle will help raise money for two Shiregreen residents who will donate the proceeds to their supported charities Amy’s Retreat and Help for Heroes. 

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s Director of Neighbourhoods, said: “Over the past two year’s awards have achieved a full house with many local nominations. This year, we are particularly proud to include the Karl Barton award for young achievers.
Karl worked tirelessly for young people across the city, and was particularly passionate about working with us in Shiregreen, where he grew up.  We look forward to receiving many nominations”.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 31st January 2014. Nomination forms are available from and can be handed in to Sanctuary’s housing office on Beck Road, Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre on Westnall Road or you can download a nomination form online by visiting www.shiregreen.net. For more information regarding the event you can contact Hannah Smith by emailing Hannah.smith@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or call 0800 131 3348.