One month left to nominate NK community champion

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There’s just one month to go for people in the North Kesteven area to nominate someone who has gone above and beyond for local environment, arts, sport or community.

In less than two months time, North Kesteven District Council will celebrate unsung heroes who work quietly, tirelessly and voluntarily in the district, at an awards event at The Venue in Navenby.

NKDC hopes to attract a broad range of nominations to showcase the level of unsung local heroism, and that can only be done through your nominations.

Last year’s Contribution to Sport winner, Angela Morley said: “Winning the Community Champion award was a great honour as I feel that everyone who volunteers their time to any organisation does so, as they have a passion for that cause.

“Since winning the award it has showcased our organisation and the different level of sports that we are developing across Lincolnshire, we are networking more with other organisations to try to include all abilities. The number of athletes and families across Lincolnshire who are now signing up to our organisation has increased over the year.

“Community Champions is a fantastic idea to encourage people to volunteer and also increase awareness of the charities and community organisations that are across Lincolnshire. So I would encourage anyone to nominate somebody within their organisation for the various awards on offer to celebrate the good work we are all doing”.

In the year since winning the award, Angela continues to support Special Olympics Lincolnshire, and has had an extremely busy one – preparing a team of 17 athletes and 9 volunteers who will be representing the Special Olympics East Midlands 161 team to attend the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield August 7 – 12 2017.

People can nominate anyone living, working and carrying out their voluntary community work within North Kesteven within the eight categories:

Award Categories:

Young Achievers Award
A young person aged 19 or under who has shown amazing bravery or excelled in any way, perhaps under adversity, through leadership or in pioneering a community project.

Community Business of the Year
A company or sole-trader whose business initiatives and charitable, neighbourly contributions have made a difference to their local communities.

Community Spirit Award
Personal service to the community through hard work, dedication and commitment.

Contribution to a Better Environment
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the environment, locally, in a broader way or globally.

Contribution to the Arts
Any group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on the cultural richness of the District.

Contribution to Sport
A group, school, club, business or individual whose actions have a positive impact on sports and physical activity locally.

Contribution to Health & Wellbeing
An individual or group that has contributed to the wellbeing of others or excelled in making positive healthy lifestyle changes – physical or psychological – for themselves or others.

Longstanding contribution to an organisation or group
An individual who has contributed a huge amount of their time to a single charity, club, group or organisation.

Local businesses can also get involved in the celebration of NK’s Community Champions by emailing [email protected]

How to Nominate:

People can submit nominations online here, by downloading a form or picking one up from their local parish council or NKDC council office.

Shortlist’s and nominators will be invited to attend the awards evening in October.

All nominations must be made by Friday, Sep 8 (Noon) and sent to:

NKDC Community Champions
Communications Team
North Kesteven District Council
Kesteven Street
Sleaford NG34 7EF
Or email: [email protected]