Who are the real heroes of north Derbyshire? That is the question we are asking as we launch our fifth annual Pride Awards.
The Derbyshire Times awards will recognise the selfless and tireless work of so many caring individuals and organisations with our community.
There are 12 award categories in total, plus an overall winner.
Categories range from sporting achievment, fundraising to courageous children and adults to inspiring members of the emergency services, teachers and carers or careworkers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
We invite you to nominate someone you know.
Who’s your unsung hero or heroine? Who do you think is so inspiring they deserve to be recognised with a Pride Award?
We are looking to find our local stars.
They can be of any age, from any walk of life but, the one thing they must be is extraordinary.
Perhaps you know a child or adult who has displayed remarkable courage, a gutsy neighbour who has improved your area, a tireless charity fund-raiser or campaigner, a dedicated careworker, or member of the emergency services or armed forces who have gone beyond the call of duty to help others? People who go that extra mile.
We want to hear about them now. It’s free and easy to nominate them.
To nominate click here
A shortlist of finalists will go before our panel of distinguished judges who will select the winners.
Derbyshire Times editor Graeme Huston said: “There are many reasons to be proud of Derbyshire, but the main one is the incredible people who live and work here to make it such a fantastic community.
“These awards are perhaps the most important that the Derbyshire Times presents each year.
“They honour the brave and the determined, the ordinary people who do the special things that prove to be such an inspiration to us all.
“I am incredibly proud to be involved with these awards as they recognise our area’s TRUE heroes: the unsung people of courage and commitment who deserve recognition the most.”
The Derbyshire Times Pride Awards will take place on Thursday, April 3.