Just 1-month left to nominate
There’s just 1-month left to nominate your Community Champion, so if there is someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support the environment, arts, sport or community – Nominate them.
In less than 2-months’ time we will be celebrating those unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the District, at an awards event at The Venue in Navenby – compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.
NKDC hopes to attract a broad range of nominations to showcase the level of unsung local heroism, and that can only be done through your nominations.
Last year’s Contribution to Sport winner, Angela Morley said:
“Winning the Community Champion award was a great honour as I feel that everyone who volunteers their time to any organisation does so, as they have a passion for that cause. Therefore I was very surprised when my name was read out as I felt that everyone in the room deserved the recognition.
Since winning the award it has showcased our organisation and the different level of sports that we are developing across Lincolnshire, we are networking more with other organisations to try to include all abilities. The number of athletes and families across Lincolnshire who are now signing up to our organisation has increased over the year.
Community Champions is a fantastic idea to encourage people to volunteer and also increase awareness of the charities and community organisations that are across Lincolnshire. So I would encourage anyone to nominate somebody within their organisation for the various awards on offer to celebrate the good work we are all doing”.
In the year since winning the award, Angela continues to support Special Olympics Lincolnshire, and has had an extremely busy one - preparing a team of 17 athletes and 9 volunteers who will be representing the Special Olympics East Midlands 161 team to attend the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield August 7th - 12th 2017.
The event will attract around 2,600 athletes with an intellectual (learning) disability from across England Scotland and Wales.
If you know someone like Angela, who has given their time to help others we encourage you to get nominating.
You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the eight categories:
Young Achievers Award
A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project.
Community Business of the Year
A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.
Community Spirit Award
Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.
Contribution to a Better Environment
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally.
Contribution to the Arts
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District.
Contribution to Sport
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally.
Contribution to Health & Wellbeing
An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes - physical or psychological - for themselves or others.
Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group
An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.
A range of community-focused businesses are on board this year who are just as keen as NKDC to ensure the huge amount of community-centred endeavours which goes on within the District are celebrated, applauded and awarded. If your business wants to get involved in the celebration of NK’s Community Champions, get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Nominate:
It could not be simpler to make a nomination of anyone you think may be eligible. Nominees must be living or undertaking their community work within North Kesteven.
Go to www.nkawards.org to do it online or download a form or pick one up from your local parish council or NKDC council office.
We need a simple, but as thorough as possible, citation of their service.
If your nominee is shortlisted as a finalist both they and you, as the nominator, will be invited to attend the awards evening in October. Please ensure you include their details as well as your own.
All nominations must be made by Friday, Sep 8 (Noon) and sent to:
NKDC Community Champions
North Kesteven District Council
Sleaford NG34 7EF
Or email: email@example.com
The 2017 NK Community Champion Awards are produced in association with and thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:
Duncan & Toplis, Lindum Group, Ringrose Law, 1Life, Sleaford REP / Glennmont, Your Local Lincs Magazine, Sleaford Standard, The Lincolnite and Tucann Publishing.
August 4, 2017