Nominations open for the Newhaven Community Awards

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NOMINATIONS are needed for the brand new Newhaven Community Awards.

Following the success of the Young People of the Year Awards held in 2010 and 2011, it has been decided to extend the scheme to include people of all ages.

Newhaven Town Council is now looking for nominations for these awards, which will be presented at a ceremony on 2nd May 2012.

The categories are as follows:

For young people:

Young Carer (someone who cares for their parent(s) or other family member)

Young Sportsperson (for outstanding sporting achievement)

Young Person of Courage (someone who has achieved something against the odds; for instance whilst battling bravely against illness or disability; or someone who has done something especially brave)

And for people of all ages:

Volunteer (someone who has done outstanding voluntary work in the community)

Achiever (someone who has achieved something outstanding through hard work and/or talent – this could include sporting achievements)

Unsung Hero (a wide category to cover for instance someone who has helped the town or community in some way, whether in a professional or voluntary role and going above and beyond the call of duty)

In addition, there will be an overall big award “The Newhaven Community Award” given to someone nominated in one of the six categories.

Each individual winner will receive a £100 cash prize and a commemorative trophy engraved with their name, award and sponsor.

Anyone who lives, works/volunteers or goes to school in Newhaven is eligible to be nominated. For the young people’s awards they must be aged 17 or under on 2 May 2012.

If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the form above and send it to Newhaven Town Council, 18 Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QE by 15 April 2012. Additional material in support of nominations, such as photographs or videos are welcomed. These will be treated as confidential unless the council is told otherwise.

n Sponsorship is needed for the awards. Sponsors will be named on the winning trophies and mentioned in all publicity material relating to the awards. Sponsorship would consist of the cash prize of £100 – or £200 for the big Newhaven Community Award.

The council will provide the trophies. Contact:Jacky Cole, Deputy Town Clerk, Newhaven Town Council 18 Fort Road, Newhaven, BN9 9QE or email: jacky.cole@newhaventowncouncil.gov.uk, or call: 01273 516100.

To nominate visit http://www.newhaventowncouncil.gov.uk/news