THE SEARCH is under way to seek out this year’s unsung community champions.
Trinity Mirror Cheshire – publisher of The Chronicle – has once again joined forces with Scottish- Power to host Your Champions 2008 which pays tribute to those who make a difference in our area.
Your Champions has been highlighting the good work of individuals and groups since 1988 and we want you to tell us who should get the red-carpet treatment this year.
Our heroes and heroines will be honoured at a glittering presentation ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday, November 14.
Once again The Chronicle, is delighted to be linking up with ScottishPower, which is committed to supporting local communities.
Champion of Champions in 2007 was Ellesmere Port Specialist School of Performing Arts for its anti-bullying project “United We Can”.
Headteacher Mrs Needham, said: “The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the awards evening, but when the winner was announced they were lost for words. The whole school were extremely proud that our pupils had received this recognition”.
There are many people in the community whose voluntary work goes unreported. People who are unsung carers, teams of people who are environmentally active, young people who are exceptional in sport, amazing schools, so many in our region who are going out and doing great work, but make a real difference to their locality.
We want you to nominate them and bring their good deeds to the attention of a wider audience.
All you have to do is complete our nomination form and send it to our office. Alternatively, you can log on to our www.iccheshireonline. co.uk/yourchampions website or e-mail roy. jones@scottishpower. com and make your nomination.
Eric Langton, editor-in-chief of Trinity Mirror Cheshire, is delighted to be working in partnership with ScottishPower for the 21st year to highlight the work of ordinary people doing amazing things in the community.
He said: “These awards are recognised as one of the leading events for identifying these people who make such a contribution to community life.”
He added: “No one is better placed than our readers to tell us who is going beyond the normal call of duty in the way they help our communities. Tell us about them now so we can give them the recognition they deserve.”
Send your entries to Your Champions, c/o Barry Ellams, Chester Chronicle, Chronicle House, Commonhall Street, Chester CH1 2AA