THE Chronicle - proud of its own 232 years of history - this week launches a 'Proud of Cheshire' campaign with fabulous cash prizes.

We want to hear from readers about people and organisations who we can all share pride in.

And it is readers who will decide the most worthy to receive £1,500 - with runners-up prizes of £750 and £500.

We need all entries in as soon as possible, by April 16 at the latest.

Finalists will be announced in the April 20 edition and readers invited to vote to decide the winners.

Tell us about volunteer charity work-ers, sporting achievements, community projects... people who help other people and improve the lives of their friends and neighbours. There are no restrictions, the cash prizes can be personal rewards or used for a special project.

Cheshire is a great place to live and work and we hope readers are proud of their Chronicle - four times winner of Best Weekly Newspaper in the UK and currently the best in the north of England.

Use the entry form on this page to submit details of an individual or group of people who make you proud of them and proud of Cheshire.

Beth's our golden girl

WORLD champion Beth Tweddle is a wonderful example of someone we can all be proud of.

This week gymnast Beth, 21, from Bunbury, was chosen to represent the female face of sport in a collection of photographs to hang at Woburn Abbey next year.

The 10th anniversary of the collection of photographs taken by Derek Tamea features Beth in her patriotic red, white and blue leotard.

The eyes of the BBC sports personality of the year runner-up are now set on Olympic Gold.

Tell us about your favourites

Readers are also invited to send us suggestions of people or things we can be proud of in Cheshire.

Last week we listed some - from Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll to Chester's Rows.

But perhaps you have some very particular ideas - so e-mail your thoughts to marking them 'proud of' or by letter to the editor, Chester Chronicle, Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA.