South Norfolk: Nominate a community hero

Chairman cllr forence ellis linda white volunteer for minidonks clare rennsion clarion futures

Nominations opened today for South Norfolk Council’s annual Community Awards, celebrating the fantastic work and achievements of volunteers, community groups and businesses across the district.

South Norfolk Council Chairman Florence Ellis said:

“These awards are our chance to say thank you to all those volunteers that are making a difference out in our community. They help make this district such a wonderful place to live and enrich the lives of so many people.

“During this pandemic, I have heard so many inspirational stories of people going above and beyond to support their neighbours and the wider community. Please help us say thank you for all the many acts of kindness and nominate your community hero.”

This year the awards are sponsored by Clarion Futures.

Matt Parsonage from Clarion Futures said:

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s South Norfolk Community Awards that will celebrate the contributions of local businesses, community groups and volunteers in a year when communities have come together to support each other through the pandemic.”

The categories for this year are:

  • Inspiration of the Year
  • Young Hero of the Year (aged 18 or under)
  • The Helping Hand Award
  • Business Community Support of the Year
  • Green at Heart Award
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Community Hero

One of the previous winners, Linda White a volunteer for MiniDonks said:

“It was very humbling for me to win an award. I felt thrilled for MiniDonks, as they provide a fantastic service, and winning helped raise awareness of the work they do. Our Founder Sarah McPherson provides so much support to volunteers, I am immensely proud to be a part of the Minidonk family.

By nominating a person or a group for a community award, demonstrates your appreciation of the time and effort that volunteers give to their community. Volunteers give so much, and help create a richer, more vibrant community for us all.”

The deadline for nominations is 5 September and an award ceremony will be held on 5 October. The winners in each category will receive £250 to put towards their chosen community group.

For more information on each category and to nominate a shining star for an award, visit the South Norfolk Community Awards webpage.

Published: 2 July 2021