Nominate an unsung hero for a Pride in Fenland award
Who do you know who goes to great lengths to support others, has fundraised for charity, volunteers tirelessly or has done something remarkable for someone else?
Perhaps you know a child or adult who always wants to help others even though they face great challenges, adversity or ill health themselves? Or someone who loves their Fenland town or village and goes out of their way to care for and champion it?
These are the people we want to hear about via nominations for the Pride in Fenland Awards 2024.
The awards celebrate outstanding and wonderful people of Fenland who have done something, or regularly do something, for the benefit of others.
Cllr Susan Wallwork, Fenland District Council's portfolio holder for community, said: "The Pride in Fenland Awards are a touching celebration of selflessness and community contribution.
"We know the district is full of people who care for and do things for others in wonderful ways and we want the opportunity to acknowledge and express our gratitude for what those people have done or continue to do.
"We are calling on everyone in Fenland to tell us about the heroes of our communities."
The most recent Pride in Fenland awards ceremony was held at the end of 2022. It saw awards for sports club coordinators, caring neighbours, dedicated fundraisers, organisers of a popular community coffee morning, a group that had transformed a church into a community hub, community event organisers and supporters, a young army cadet, youth activity organisers and all-round community-minded and community-spirited people.
This year who knows who we will find?
In previous years awards have included:
Top community group
- Individual volunteer
- Young individual
- Recreation / environment volunteer
- Lifetime contribution
The closing date for nominations was midnight on Sunday, February 11.
This year's awards ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, March 13, at Wisbech St Mary Sports and Community Centre.
The awards are being run alongside the Fenland Business Awards, led by Iliffe media and supported by Fenland District Council.