Celebrate our area’s unsung heroes

Derbyshire Times Pride Awards - Simon Wright with Child of courage George Marriott
Derbyshire Times Pride Awards - Simon Wright with Child of courage George Marriott

ENTRIES are coming in thick and fast for the Derbyshire Times Pride Awards, so don’t miss out on nominating your hero.

We’re looking for people who deserve recognition for their tireless and selfless community work; for excellence in sport and education; for dedication, caring and acts of bravery.

There are ten categories in total:

l Fundraiser

l Student

l Community group

l Inspiring personality

l Teacher/lecturer

l Rescuer/lifesaver

l Community carer

l Sporting achievement

l Child of courage

l Neighbour.

Last year’s inaugural awards were a huge success – and we hope this year’s will bring even more nominations.

The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on April 21 at Chesterfield FC’s B2net stadium.

Derbyshire Times editor Nicola Megson said: “The Derbyshire Times is at the heart of the communities it serves.

“Every week we report what’s going on in our region – but we know there are many, many more stories of dedication, courage and generosity that deserve recognition and celebration.

“It’s important to us that we hold these awards, especially now, when we’re consumed by the challenges of an economic downturn.

“It’s all too easy to focus on the doom and gloom and our awards give all our readers a chance to contemplate all the genuine good being done in our communities.”

To nominate, send your entries to ‘Pride Awards’, Promotions Department, Derbyshire Times, Station Road, Chesterfield, S41 7XD or e-mail emma.angell@jpress.co.uk.