The Derbyshire Times will be recognising many of the region’s unsung heroes during its 2015 Pride Awards celebration this week.
Those who have defied the odds, gone beyond the call of duty or shown great courage in the face of adversity will be honoured at the annual event at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium tonight, Thursday, April 16.
DT editor Graeme Huston said: “Many incredibly brave and determined people live and work in Derbyshire and they are an inspiration to us all and we’re delighted to honour them with these awards.”
Those nominated by readers over the years have included children and adults who have shown great courage or who have shown tireless energy with community work or campaigns as well as members of the emergency services or armed forces who have gone beyond the call of duty.
There will be 12 award categories with an overall winner.
Award categories include Love Where You Live; Young Fundraiser - sponsored by Derby University; Sporting Achievement - sponsored by Derby University; Emergency Services; Special Achievement in the Community; Outstanding Bravery; Carer of the Year; Outstanding Achievement - sponsored by Mark Leeson; Community Group - sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council; Fundraiser of the Year; Inspirational Young Person; Neighbour of the Year - P3, The Social Inclusion Charity.
Graeme added: “This is an occasion that reinforces your faith in people and the power of the human spirit whether it’s a child who has displayed great courage or a determined neighbour who has worked to improve a community.”
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