The hunt is on for the unsung heroes and heroines of our community.

Trinity Mirror Cheshire has once  again joined forces with ScottishPower Foundation to host Your Champions 2014 and pay tribute to those who are making a real difference in our area.

The Your Champions awards scheme is celebrating its 27th year of recognising those unsung heroes in our community.

A glittering gala, red carpet event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester on Friday, November 14 with special guest England’s most capped footballer Peter Shilton OBE on hand to present awards to this year’s successful champions.

The 2013 Champion of Champions was Gary Steele MBE, from Winsford, a tireless fundraiser for prostate cancer.

Ann Loughrey, head of CSR, ScottishPower, said: “Your Champions provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the often unrecognised work of heroes in our communities.

“We welcome nominations for individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and are really making a difference.

“This could be helping out a neighbour, improving the environment or even an act of bravery.

“ScottishPower Foundation is committed to helping the communities in which we serve and look forward to recognising local people and groups who have made a difference in their community at the awards ceremony in November.”

Michael Green, Trinity Mirror’s  Cheshire weeklies executive editor, said:  “Your Champions is a special  event every year and we have been  proud to play our part in highlighting some wonderful stories about the incredible work that goes on behind the scenes of our communities.

“We hope that 2014 will be even more memorable and I would urge everyone out there who knows of an individual or group that is deserving recognition to let us know about them.”

The Your Champions awards are open for nominations and recognise people in five categories:

Champion of the Year – Man or  woman who is making the most significant contribution to their community.

Champion Volunteer of the Year –  An individual who has tirelessly over  the years supported a local charity or  voluntary organisation.

Champion Team of the Year –  Group of people which is making a  contribution to their community,  from those who improve the environment, to sporting and charitable  organisations.

Sporting Champion of the Year –  An individual or team that has excelled in their sport and are an example to others.

Young Champion of the Year –  A  special young person, under the age  of 19, who has succeeded – often  against the odds, tirelessly to fundraise  or has helped others.

To nominate your hero fill in the form below.  The closing date for nominations is October 11.

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