TELL US WHO MAKES YOU PROUD
Stockport’s extraordinary people are to be recognised in the Borough’s popular citizen awards.
The Proud of Stockport awards will see individuals, groups or teams that go out of their way to make the Borough a better place, recognised at a ceremony at Stockport Town Hall.
The Council and its partners are asking people for their suggestions as to who should be honoured with a Proud of Stockport award.
Do you know someone who helps to make Stockport special? Is there an individual, a group, a volunteer, or perhaps a local personality, or someone else who deserves recognition for good and community spirit?
The award categories are:
- Ambassador for Stockport – Rewarding someone who has helped to give Stockport a good name and improve its reputation.
- Champion for Young People – Rewarding a person or group of people who influence the day to day lives of children and young people in a positive way.
- Community-spirited Organisation – Rewarding the Stockport organisation that puts a lot back into the community, for example through fundraising, caring services or staff initiatives.
- Sports Champion – Rewarding those involved in sport in Stockport.
- Volunteering Champion – Rewarding individuals or groups of people who make a real difference to Stockport, such as resident associations and community groups.
- Young Citizen of the Year – Rewarding young people aged 18 and under who help their community in lots of different ways.
To enter go to www.stockport.gov.uk/proudofstockport (free internet access at all Stockport libraries) and send in nominations online.
Or fill in a nomination form – these will be available at the Town Hall reception or your local library soon – and post it to FREEPOST: RTJZ-JGXY-BXSB Proud of Stockport Awards, 1st Floor Stopford House, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Town Hall, SK1 3XE.
The final date for nominations is Monday 1st June 2015. Winners will be celebrated at an awards event in September.
Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “We’re on the lookout for the people that make our borough a fantastic place to live and work. The Proud of Stockport awards are an opportunity to give our unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. So if you know someone or an organisation that goes the extra mile, then please send in a nomination.”