THE search has begun this week for the unsung heroes and heroines of our community.
The Wirral News – in conjunction with its sister titles in Trinity Mirror Cheshire – has joined forces with ScottishPower to host Your Champions 2009, an exciting venture which lets us pay tribute to those who make a difference in our area.
We want you to tell us who should get the red carpet treatment.
Our heroes and heroines will be honoured at a glittering presentation ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, November 6, in Chester.
The Wirral News is delighted to be linking up with ScottishPower, which is committed to supporting local communities.
There are many people in the community whose voluntary work goes unreported. People who are unsung carers, teams of people who are environmentally active, young people who are exceptional in sport, amazing schools, so many on Wirral who are going out and doing great work, but making a real difference to their locality.
We want you to nominate them and bring their good deeds to the attention of a wider audience.
Area winners will go forward to a final judging session and all the successful category winners will receive their awards on November 6.
Jane Clare, Executive Editor of the Wirral News, said: 'These awards will be recognised as one of the leading events for identifying these people who make such a contribution to community life.”
She added: “'No one is better placed than our readers to tell us who is going beyond the normal call of duty in the way they help our communities. Tell us about them now so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”
Categories for Your Champions 2009 are:
Champion of the Year:
The man or woman who is making the most significant contribution to the community during 2009.
Champion School of the Year: Schools or groups of pupils who are making a difference in their neighbourhood.
Champion Team of the Year:
This can be any kind of group which is making a contribution to the community during 2009, from people who work to improve the environment to sporting and charitable organisations.
Sporting Champion of the Year:
Either an individual or a team that has excelled in his, her or their community during 2008 and become an example for others.
Young Champion of the Year:
A special young person, aged 19 or under by the end of this year, who has succeeded – often against the odds – in making a big contribution to the community during 2009.