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Community Champion Awards finalists announced

Some of the best examples of voluntary community endeavour which characterise life within North Kesteven community are to be rewarded through the annual NK Community Champion Awards.

In total 107 nominations were made by appreciative residents highlighting the thoughtful, community-spirited actions of individuals, couples, groups and organisations across an expanded range of nine categories for the 2018 community awards

Following judging by the sponsors, the 28 selected finalists are this week (aug 29) all learning of the esteem placed in them by the grateful recipients of their thoughtful actions.

Every year North Kesteven District Council calls for people living and working in the District to nominate those whose endeavours carried out quietly, tirelessly and selflessly they feel are worthy of recognition.

The quality and diversity of the often life-changing work and neighbourly contributions they represent was clear from the entries, with each and every one illustrating the depths of community minded activity which contributes to North Kesteven’s characteristic strong community cohesion, high levels of happiness, wellbeing and self-worth.

With such community spirit underpinning life locally it is not surprising that North Kesteven remains the safest place in Britain for a fifth successive year.

All of the finalists, their guests and nominators are invited to a celebration evening on Wednesday, October 10, at the International Bomber Command Centre, hosted by Cllr Richard Wright, Leader of the District Council, and compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting.

Cllr Wright said: “We are very proud to present these awards in order to applaud and award some of the many people who give so much through their voluntary and charitable endeavours. These are the unsung heroes of our communities who, through their selfless motivation and quiet inspiration make an enormous difference within our District and these awards are a small but heartfelt thank you on behalf of the District for that.”

“The individuals, groups and businesses selected as this year’s finalists are but a small selection of the immense amount of quiet, tireless and selfless voluntary work that provides a foundation to the District’s flourishing, strong and vibrant communities and I thank everyone who goes out of their way in this way.

I also thank the community-minded businesses who through their sponsorship and support make these awards possible as a further expression of the wider appreciation of such endeavour.

This year these are – Ringrose Law, Duncan & Toplis, Lindum Group, Your Local Lincs Magazine, Branston Ltd, DBS Internet Marketing, Lincs Inspire, Better and the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant; with further support from The Lincolnite, Sleaford Standard, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Flowers by Suzanne.

The shortlisted finalists are:

Good Neighbour

  • Susan Brown, Osbournby – Vigilant in her care of all neighbours in her cul de sac, even staying overnight and liaising with undertakers when needed.
  •  Makayla and Karly Dimaio, Washingborough – Aged nine and eight, the girls looked in on vulnerable neighbours during bad weather and bought essential supplies.
  • Sally Jacobs, Anwick – Consistently ensuring no-one goes hungry, baking, making and scouring shops on neighbours’ behalf and hosting a wedding party

Community Business

  • AF Blakemore – Through a corporate ethos of charitable support and donations, Metheringham School was provided with £2,000 worth of help and endeavour
  • Leadenham Teahouse – At the heart of the village, the tea room does all it can for residents and smaller businesses, providing drinks when the village was beset by flooding.
  • Ringrose Law – An ongoing annual commitment to charities has raised tens of thousands and provided support to countless colleagues’ personal charitable challenges.

Community Spirit

  • Lincolnshire Emergency Medical Response – A dedicated group of 45 volunteers, serving and former Armed Forces personnel, who provide a rapid and dynamic 999 response countywide.
  • Derek Robinson, Bracebridge Heath – Over 25 years Derek has raised over £33,000 through wide ranging initiatives, from country music nights to plant sales, and carries out countless kind deeds
  • David Russell, North Scarle – Cooking a monthly three-course lunch for 40, hedge cutting, picking up medicines, hospital transport and bring comfort to mourners are just a few of David’s endeavours.
  • David and Karen Warren, Leasingham – The driving force and inspiration behind efforts and fundraising to secure the community’s purchase of the village pub.

Contribution to Arts and Culture

  • Nadim Aziz, Sleaford – through his work with the Sleaford Islamic Community Centre, Nadim is broadening cultural awareness and minds and building community cohesion.
  • Kenneth Garfield, Swineshead – musical director of the Sleaford Training Band, over 18 years Ken has given tirelessly and weekly in support of young people’s progress and other groups’ fundraising.
  • Andrew Key, Heckington – Instigator of Heckington’s poppy installation for the WW1 centenary and many other creative expressions, musical, theatrical and artistic.

Young Achiever

  • Harry Ratcliffe, Sleaford – Nine-year-old cub Harry aims high with his hiking and fundraising aspirations, but not prepared to be defeated he aimed higher an harder to inspire his peers
  • Paige Spoor, Ruskington – At seven years old Paige’s tireless support of eight or so causes saw her donate 10 inches of her hair to make wigs for sick children and crochet hats for premature babies.
  • Thomas Talbot, Metheringham – At 14 Thomas doesn’t let his cerebral palsy, re-constructive surgery or gruelling rehabilitation stop him in his tracks to secure medals at international events and motivate others.

Contribution to Health and Wellbeing

  • Evergreen, Sleaford – Reaching out to more than 120 older people, Evergreen’s 40 befriending volunteers enhance wellbeing and challenge social isolation through the simple act of friendship.
  • Lyn Gardener, Ruskington – With Lyn at the wheel the local hospital voluntary car scheme ensures patients reach medical appointments and their loved ones get to visit them.
  • Sleaford Striders – With over 250 members from 6 to 73 the club consistently raises fitness and attainment, inspiring 300-plus people off the couch to 5k runs and beyond.

Longstanding Contribution

  • Michael Cullen, Heckington – Church warden at St Andrews, Heckington over 28 years, Michael has made an immeasurable difference to the church and village.
  • Michael Maidment, Ruskington – Voluntary case works for Forces charity SSAFA for 24 years Michael has positively impacted of 100s of military veterans’ lives.
  • Christine and Alan Pywell, Scredington – For 20-plus years this couple have been tireless in their fundraising and organisation to keep both church and community centre open.

Contribution to Better Environment

  • Branston Junior Academy – Growing and selling their own produce supports the children’s education and the broader community, putting down roots for future sustainability.
  • Ian Callaghan, Skellingthorpe – Having created an outdoor space, Ian maintains it, keeps footpaths and cycle ways accessible to users and holds events based on nature and seasons.
  • Tracey Stevenson, Great Hale – Committing her time 24/7 365 days a year to a hedgehog recue service that helps to address population decline and educates others in best caring practice.

Contribution to Sport

  • Malcolm Fenton, Quarrington – A national athletics coach, Malcolm invests time and money in helping local youngsters to excel in their sport and improving facilities locally.
  • Simon Hutchinson, North Hykeham – Club secretary of Lincolnshire largest football club Greenbank FC, Simon ensures the efficient operation to keep 400 children and 80 volunteers active.
  • Julie Norman, Leasingham – Sensai of Acorn Judo Club, Julie does all she can to run the club twice a week and achieve the best for her students.

Show your appreciation for our community champions

Saying thank you goes a long way, so say thank you to someone who has gone that extra mile in your community this year through the NK Community Champion awards.

We are on the lookout for people who have made a difference; they may have set up a community group, run a theatre, kept their village clean & tidy, and helped a neighbour get about or have made great achievements themselves over the past year.

If you know of an individual, school, group or organisation then nominate them today at www.nkawards.org

Last year’s winner for the Health & Wellbeing category, Amelia Bailey said;

“Winning the NKDC Community Champion Award for my contribution to health and wellbeing was fantastic acknowledgement of the voluntary work that I do. It instilled a sense of pride to be part of a region that appreciates and values its community members.
“I was and still am absolutely overjoyed to have won and through winning, it has given my voluntary work extra credibility having been recognised by NKDC.
“One aspect that is particularly great about NK acknowledging people in the community is that it informs the public of the incredible things individuals or groups are doing and this inspires others. It in turn building a stronger sense of community and it’s inspiring to others.”

If you know someone who deserves recognition, make sure you nominate them by noon on Friday. August 17.

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.

You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the nine categories:

Award Categories:

Good Neighbour Award

An individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day-to-day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood couldn’t do without. 

 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.

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.

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 the Autumn. Please ensure you include their details as well as your own.

All nominations must be made by Friday, Aug 17 (Noon) and sent to:
NKDC Community Champions

Communications Team

North Kesteven District Council

Kesteven Street

Sleaford NG34 7EF

Or email: champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk


2018 NK Community Champion Awards launched

There are hundreds of people who volunteer their time to help others in North Kesteven, and we want to hear about them!

If there is someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support the environment, arts, sport or community nominate them today!

In 5-months’ time we will be celebrating those unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the District, at an awards event at the International Bomber Command Centre – compered by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Rod Whiting.

And this year, as well as the other eight categories, we are pleased to introduce a NEW Award the ‘Good Neighbour Award’ which will recognise an individual who has gone over and above for their neighbours, helping them with day to day tasks, checking on them and generally being someone the neighbourhood couldn’t do without.  

So, if you know someone in your local area who does good deeds or has made great strides in support of the environment, arts, sport or community you can nominate them for an award now.

NKDC hopes to attract a broad range of nominations to showcase the level of unsung local heroism.

Council Chairman, Councillor Geoff Hazelwood said: “There is a significant amount of good work undertaken by countless individuals, groups and organisations right across the District, day in, day out all year round, helping our communities to flourish.

“These awards are an opportunity for us all to say thank you to all those unsung heroes from across North Kesteven and I encourage everyone to think about suitable people to nominate in recognition of their kindness, thoughtfulness and community-spirited generosity in support of others.”

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 champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

You can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the nine categories. CLICK HERE for categories.

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.

CLICK HERE 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 the Autumn. Please ensure you include their details as well as your own.

All nominations must be made by Friday, Aug 17 (Noon)

Email: champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

For sponsor details CLICK HERE


2017 Winners announced

Some of the best examples of voluntary community endeavour which characterise life within North Kesteven have been rewarded through the annual NK Community Champion Awards.

A record 28 finalists, their guests and nominators were among 150-plus guests at the evening event hosted by North Kesteven District Council Leader Cllr Richard Wright and Chairman Cllr Sally Tarry in celebration of the consistent, selfless and tireless acts of community-minded endeavour which characterise life in the District. 

This year there were around 80 nominations put forward by grateful residents who have benefited from such thoughtful, life enhancing and at times life-saving actions.

Every year North Kesteven District Council calls for nominations of people living and working in the District whose voluntary actions, carried out quietly, tirelessly and selflessly they feel are worthy of recognition. The quality and diversity of such neighbourly contributions illustrate the depth of community-minded activity which helps to make North Kesteven distinct and contributes to its high ranking status as a good place to life with strong community cohesion, high levels of happiness and wellbeing and – for a fourth year running – the lowest crime levels in the county.

The evening was compéred by BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting who said it was ‘very humbling to be in a room with so many dedicated and deserving people, who give up so much of their time, for no greater purpose than the love of their community.’

“They’re putting the community back into community. That’s a spirit that seems to have gone out of fashion, but not in North Kesteven, where the community is all about giving, supporting and encouraging.”

Cllr Wright said: “We are very proud to run these awards in order to applaud and award some of the many people who give so much through their voluntary and charitable endeavours. These are the unsung heroes of our communities who, through their selfless motivation and quiet inspiration make an enormous difference within our District and these awards are a small but heartfelt thank you on behalf of the District for that.”

“The 28 individuals, groups and businesses selected as this year’s finalists were but a small selection of the immense amount of voluntary work that provides a foundation to the District’s flourishing, strong and vibrant communities and I thank everyone who goes out of their way in this way.”

Amelia Bailey from Washingborough won the award for Contribution to Health and Wellbeing in recognition of her extensive work raising funds and awareness in support of better cancer outcomes, especially among young people. “There are some amazing people in this room; amazing people from many communities doing some some incredible things and it’s lovely to share that.”

On behalf of the Heckington Show volunteers, recognised for their Contribution to Arts & Culture in respect of a 150-year legacy of volunteering in support of the event, Show Chairman Charles Pinchbeck said it was ‘really special to be acknowledged in this way, especially by the District which we seek to serve so proudly in what we do.’

Trevor Midgely, awarded for Contribution to a Better Environment through his efforts in keeping South Kyme spick and span, saw the increasing importance of volunteers. “The way I see it we are all going to have to do more, with more people needing to get stuck in, if we love our villages and the places we live.”  

The awards are only made possible through the thoughtful nominations made by District residents and the generosity of the community-minded businesses who sponsor the awards. This year these were – Ringrose Law, Duncan & Toplis, Lindum Group, Your Local Lincs Magazine, Skeet Print, Branston, the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant and 1Life; with further support from The Lincolnite, Sleaford Standard, Tucann Publishing, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Flowers by Suzanne.

The shortlisted finalists (with the winners highlighted) are:

Young Achiever

  • Callum Ball, Norton Disney – by applying himself to a study programme at Hill Holt Callum has turned his life around and now engages others in conservation as a national Bright Future ambassador.
  • Ivy Mitchell, Sleaford – Aged only five, Ivy has spearheaded fundraising and awareness initiatives at school to support others with Di-Georges Syndrome and campaign to keep Glenfield Hospital open.
  • James Robshaw, Ruskington – through his determination to pioneer new technology to engage in a normal school life James’ cheerful disposition and hardwork ethic are inspiring to all.

Community Business

  • DBS Internet Marketing, Navenby – for investing time and effort in building community networks, facilities and events for the benefit of the village.
  • Leadenham Post Office, Leadenham – for reaching beyond the counter in the way the business engages with residents through support and care and the provision of a community hub.
  • Sleaford Elite Gymnastics, Sleaford – for offering bursaries, scholarship and supportive opportunities for the less-advantaged to access sporting opportunities.

Contribution to Sport

  • Will Barber & Nathan Wood, Billinghay – for inspiring, instigating, running and motivating a weekly football team.
  • Sammi Emsley, Sleaford – for her commitment and dedication in motivating young gymnasts to exceed beyond their own expectations.
  • Peter Ford, Metheringham – for active and ongoing association of 50 years-plus with the village football club and broader sporting endeavours.

Contribution to a Better Environment

  • Doug Laidlow, Little Hale – a pillar of the community who, aged 80, keeps the hamlet spick and san and even helps others keep on top of their own garden.
  • Trevor Midgely, South Kyme – a motivator and doer in managing monthly tidy ups, keeping the church yard and verges immaculate and boosting the village’s Best Kept standing.
  • Tracey Stevenson, Great Hale – for running a hedgehog recue service that helps to address population decline and educating others in best caring practice.

Contribution to Arts & Culture

  • Emily Owen-Jones, North Hykeham – for her enthusiastic and committed support of young participants of the ONE NK youth dance programme and assistance in their smooth operation.
  • Heckington Show Committee and volunteers, Heckington – for the combined effort of some hundreds of people in organising and running the annual event which has been central to local heritage and culture over 150 years.
  • John Lyon, Heckington – for his massive contribution to a range of musical initiatives, not least as the driving force and musical director for the Heckington Singers, church choir and church band.

Contribution to Health & Wellbeing

  • Pete Ashmore – for his energetic involvement in the smooth running of walking initiatives, festivals and continued success of the District’s Stepping Out network.
  • Amelia Bailey, Washingborough – for tireless endeavours in raising awareness of the risks, signs and symptoms of cancer raising funds and engaging schoolchildren on a national scale.
  • Hand in Hand Club, Metheringham – a fortnightly social group for the disabled and their carers, now in its 50th year, under the leadership of Mhairi Lavington-Browne.

Longstanding contribution to a group or organisation

  • Tony Farrow, Aswarby – for the smooth operation of the Sleaford & District Voluntary Car Scheme over ten-plus years which supports people in reaching vital health appointments.
  • Helen Gillatt, Digby Fen – for continued involvement in wide ranging initiatives over many decades, primarily the Blankney Pony Club with which she was District Commissioner over 30 years.
  • Mandy Harsley, Ruskington – for over 25 years devotion to St John Ambulance, leading youth cadets and the delivery of life-saving and life-affirming emergency care to many local people.
  • Peter Ford, Metheringham – for more than 50 years at the grassroots of Metheringham FC, across all levels from player to manager, secretary and treasurer.
  • Peter Lee, Ruskington – for 30-plus years of association with Scouting, at one point running three groups at once, organising camps and supporting leaders, boys and families over the decades.

Community Spirit

  • Vivien Banks, Sleaford – for creating and nurturing a parents forum that reaches out to isolated families, especially in the military, to help foster nurturing relationships for disadvantaged children.
  • Branston Library Volunteers, Branston – for their ongoing endeavours in saving and developing the library into a thriving community facility.
  • Helen Gillatt, Dunston Fen – for a far-reaching, enthusiastic and active involvement in many groups and institutions as well as finding time to be a magistrate Sunday school teacher, church warden and prison visitor.
  • Sheila Grosssmith, Heckington – for being at the heart of all things Heckington, cheerfully engaged across all areas of village life.

Finalists announced 

Some of the best examples of voluntary community endeavour which characterise life within North Kesteven community are to be rewarded through the annual NK Community Champion Awards.

Following the judging of around 80 nominations made from within the local community across the eight award categories, the 25 finalists are this week all learning of the esteem placed in them by the grateful recipients of their thoughtful actions.

Every year North Kesteven District Council calls for people living and working in the District to nominate those whose endeavours carried out quietly, tirelessly and selflessly they feel are worthy of recognition.

The quality and diversity of the often life-changing work and neighbourly contributions they represent was clear from the entries, with each and every one illustrating the depths of community minded activity which helps to make North Kesteven distinct and contributes to its high ranking status as a good place to life with strong community cohesion, high levels of happiness, wellbeing and self-worth.

With such community spirit underpinning life locally it is not surprising that North Kesteven remains the safest place in Britain and was this week named the best place in Lincolnshire for women: 106th best of all 380 local authorities over a range of criteria including crime rates, social isolation, personal wellbeing and culture and 70th best for older women aged 65+.

All of the finalists, their guests and nominators are invited to a celebration evening on Thursday, October 19, at Navenby for which additional tickets can be bought in support of them and the Council Chairman’s charity LIVES.

Councillor Richard Wright, Leader of the District Council, will host the evening in conjunction with Compere and BBC Radio Lincolnshire presenter Rod Whiting.

Cllr Wright said: “We are very proud to run these awards in order to applaud and award some of the many people who give so much through their voluntary and charitable endeavours. These are the unsung heroes of our communities who, through their selfless motivation and quiet inspiration make an enormous difference within our District and these awards are a small but heartfelt thank you on behalf of the District for that.”

“The individuals, groups and businesses selected as this year’s finalists are but a small selection of the immense amount of quiet, tireless and selfless voluntary work that provides a foundation to the District’s flourishing, strong and vibrant communities and I thank everyone who goes out of their way in this way.

I also thank the community-minded businesses who through their sponsorship and support make these awards possible as a further expression of the wider appreciation of such endeavour. This year these are – Ringrose Law, Duncan & Toplis, Lindum Group, Your Local Lincs Magazine, Skeet Print, Branston, the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant and 1Life; with further support from The Lincolnite, Sleaford Standard, Tucann Publishing, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and Flowers by Suzanne.

The full list on nominees can be found here.

For Finalists CLICK HERE

September 15, 2017


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 champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

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

Communications Team

North Kesteven District Council

Kesteven Street

Sleaford NG34 7EF

Or email: champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Sponsors:

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


Awards are launched 

Is there someone in your local area who goes above and beyond to support the environment, arts, sport or community?

In 6-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.

And this year, as well as the other seven categories, we are pleased to introduce a NEW Award the ‘Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group’ which will recognise an individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.

So, if you know someone in your local area who does good deeds or has made great strides in support of the environment, arts, sport or community you can nominate them for an award now.

With more than 130 nominations covering all ages and sectors of voluntary, community contributions last year, NKDC hopes to attract a broad range of nominations to showcase the level of unsung local heroism.

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-centre endeavours which goes on within the District is celebrated, applauded and awarded. If your business wants to get involved in the celebration of NK’s Community Champions, get in touch on champions@n-kesteven.gov.uk

April 19, 2017