Nominations open for Filton’s Unsung Heroes

Filton Working Together.

As a way of recognising the fantastic work carried out by people volunteering and living in Filton, the “Unsung Heroes” awards have been launched.

The award organisers (Filton Community Lead Group) are looking for nominations and examples of the very special work volunteers have been carrying out in our neighbourhood.

Do you know someone who helps others take part in improving your community? Someone who goes that extra mile to make a difference to others?

If so, why not nominate them for Filton’s Unsung Heroes 2012 award?

These awards, split into four categories of Unsung Hero (individual over 18s), Unsung Hero (individual under 18s), Unsung Hero (group) and Unsung Hero (project) will be presented as part of the Celebrating Filton’s Community ceremony on 10th July 2012.

The ceremony will be held at Abbeywood Community School from 4pm to 6:30 pm. Certificates will be presented to all of the people nominated and there will be an opportunity to find out more about the school and see some of the activities that the pupils take part in.

Director of Southern Brooks Community Partnership, Julie Close, said:

“This is the opportunity for Filton residents to recognise the hard work, determination and ambition people show in dedicating their life to our community; taking no reward from it other than the pleasure of helping others to take part and enjoy their neighbourhood.”

The search for Filton’s Unsung Heros is taking place through April and May and into June. Nomination forms are available at seven voting stations:

  • Filton Town Council Office, Elm Park
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Filton Leisure Centre
  • Abbeywood Community School
  • Filton Sure Start centre
  • St Therese’s Church
  • St Andrews Church and Youth Centre

Nominations must be returned by Friday 10th June 2012.

If you would prefer to submit nominations electronically, this can be done via stating in no more than 200 words why a particular person or people should receive a recognition award. Alternatively, further information on the awards process can be obtained by telephoning 01454 868570.

The Community Lead Group for Filton, which is organising the awards ceremony, is made up of representatives from:

  • Southern Brooks Community Partnership
  • South Gloucestershire Council (Priority Neighbourhoods Team, Voluntary Services and Youth Service)
  • Filton Town Council
  • St Andrews Methodist Church and Youth Centre
  • Pyramid Youth Centre
  • Merlin Housing Society
  • Avon & Somerset Police
  • Avon Fire & Rescue Service
  • Abbeywood Community School
  • NHS South Gloucestershire
  • Local Primary Schools
  • Sure Start
  • Patchway, Filton & the Stokes Volunteer Centre

What are we looking for?

We want to know about individuals or groups who, on a voluntary basis, make a real difference to life in Filton. The person or people nominated need to be living in or working in Filton. Nominees will have led or taken part in activities that show a real difference in our community and promote communities working together.

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