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The Community Heroes Awards are back - nominate yours today!

12 January 2023

Have you come across an inspiring individual, organisation or business that has made Richmond upon Thames and their local community a better place? If so, you can now nominate them for the 2022 Community Heroes Awards.

The awards programme is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the people in Richmond upon Thames who go above and beyond to make a difference.

Cllr Nancy Baldwin, Vice Chair of Richmond Council’s Finance, Policy and Resource Committee and Spokesperson for Communities, Equalities & the Voluntary Sector said: “It is wonderful to live in a borough where so many people are dedicated to helping others and improving their communities, and there has been no better example of this than through the challenges brought by 2022. Our communities have rallied to offer an unprecedented amount of support to both new and old neighbours through extremely difficult experiences like the cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine. The people who go an extra mile without expecting anything in return deserve to be recognised and celebrated.

“Whether it is a young person who has inspired their peers, someone who gives their time to help those in need, or a group working together to preserve our local environment - it is important to thank and celebrate the generous individuals or groups behind their good deeds, so get involved and nominate them for a Community Hero Award.”

There are 10 award categories to nominate within, including Young Person Achievement, Community Project of the Year and the Environmental Award, which recognises those making great contributions toward tackling climate change.

If you know someone who you consider to be a hero to your community, submit your nomination by Wednesday 1 March 2023. An awards ceremony for shortlisted candidates will be held on 25 April 2023. Nominees should be nominated for their work in a voluntary capacity only.

A full list of the award categories and examples of previous winners can be found on the Community Heroes webpage.

For further information about Community Heroes, please email or phone 020 8891 7662.

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Updated: 12 January 2023

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