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Friday 1 November 2013

Do you know a Local Hero?


Nominations are now open for the Local Hero Awards 2013, hosted by Cheshire radio station Silk 106.9.

Last year saw many local people’s heroic acts celebrated from three men who saved two brothers when their car caught on fire after crashing into a tree to a resident of Sandbach who helped to raise over £450,000 for charity.

Cheshire East Council is once again supporting the Local Hero Awards as it recognise the amazing acts of bravery, kindness and dedication shown in the local area and want them to be celebrated.

The annual awards, now in its 15th year, recognise the unsung heroes from the local area. This year’s ceremony will see 12 awards being handed out on the night. The categories are:

  • Champion Child;
  • Social Enterprise of the Year;
  • Parent/Guardian of the Year;
  • Carer of the Year;
  • Best Use of Technology in Business;
  • Act of Courage;
  • Teacher of the Year;
  • Neighbour of the Year;
  • Volunteer of the Year;
  • Young Achiever of the Year;
  • Sports Person of the Year; and
  • Pride of Cheshire Award.

The ceremony will be held at the Tytherington Club on Thursday, November 28.

Mayor of Cheshire East Councillor Dorothy Flude will be part of a panel of judges.

She said: “I am delighted that Cheshire East Council is supporting these awards again. The ceremony recognises and celebrates the work of many ‘unsung’ heroes who give up their time freely to help others and it is only right that their efforts are recognised.

“During these tough economic times these people help make a difference and, along with efforts from the Council, work to improve our community life. These people make Cheshire East a better place and this is residents’ chance to recognise and thank these individuals for everything they do.

“If you know someone who you think is a ‘Local Hero’ please go to the website and nominate them.”

Nominations close on November 15. To vote and to find out more, visit

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