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Herefordshire Community Champions awards

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The Herefordshire Community Champions awards are a partnership between the Chairman of Herefordshire Council and Cargill. The awards have been developed to recognise and say a massive 'Thank You' to the extraordinary individual and group contributors living in Herefordshire that make it one of the best places in the country.

The awards are open to anyone living in Herefordshire. We invite nominations for those who have demonstrated commitment to making a positive difference in their community.

Nominations are open until 12 noon on Wednesday 22 February 2017.

Nominations can be made online or download the nomination form to send in.

Award categories for 2017

Volunteer of the year

There are thousands of volunteers in the area and the help and support they provide is vital to those in need. These people give up huge amounts of their time to improve the lives of others. This award recognises outstanding individual contributions to community life. This category is open to all age groups. This award goes to a volunteer who regularly makes a difference to their area. An individual who gives freely and unselfishly of his or her time to help others, who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement and produced a profound effect through their work.

Apprentice of the year

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an apprentice's exceptional contribution and achievement in their workplace. It is open to apprentices whose apprenticeship and employment is in Herefordshire. They will either still be completing their apprenticeship or have completed it within the last six months prior to the closing date of this award. The application needs to be endorsed by the apprenticeship employer.

Caring Champion

This award recognises the significant role of an individual or group who shows dedication and goes that extra mile in providing care and support. It seeks to acknowledge and celebrate the dedication that carers show to their local community or society or the difference they have made to the life of a vulnerable person or people that they are caring for.

Sustainability Champion

This award aims to recognise a person or group who has significantly improved their area and community environment. It may be safer, cleaner, greener, friendlier or more attractive because of someone or something that they have done. It could be a small project that has made a big difference or an ongoing effort to enhance or improve the area. We all benefit from the maintenance and improvement of our local environment. These contributions might include tackling climate change or promoting and installing renewable energy. They could be community gardeners, taking it upon themselves to beautify their local area, support biodiversity and wildlife and improve natural ecosystems.

Youth Champion

Awarded to a young person who encapsulates commitment, contribution and giving, either to or for the community, individuals, family or others. Through caring, volunteering, achieving, in showing spirit or heroic deed, perhaps above and beyond expectation and in ways that would not normally attract the limelight. To be awarded for the best positive contribution to peers, their school or college, their community or local area and is open to anyone under the age of 21.

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