A CHESTER housing association is looking to reward those who make a big difference in the community.
Muir Group Housing is launching its Community Hero Awards 2010 and is looking for people who make a big difference in Chester.
John Bellis, chief executive of Muir Group Housing, said he hoped the awards would build greater community spirit in the area.
“One of our priorities is building better communities and at the heart of every community is the people who live there,” he said.
“These awards aim to encourage people to contribute to the area in which they live and recognise them for doing so.”
The Community Hero Awards 2010 will acknowledge customers’ contribution to the community, neighbourliness or an individual self achievement.
Last year Len Crawford of Tweedsmuir – a sheltered housing scheme for older people – was crowned Muir Group Housing’s unsung hero for Chester.
The Housing Association now wants people to nominate their fellow Muir Group Housing neighbours who they feel deserve an award.
Bev Price, community engagement officer for Muir Group Housing, said: “We have so many fantastic residents who out of the goodness of their hearts, go above and beyond expectations, without any complaint and often without any recognition.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for these people to get the praise and recognition they deserve.”
Residents can fill out their nomination in the spring issue of the association’s Voice magazine, available by visiting www.muir.org.uk/voice.aspx.