Slideshow: Big Thank You Nominees

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Votes have been flooding in for this year’s Borough’s Big Thank You Awards - but with the deadline looming we still need your votes.

It’s under a month until the deadline for the annual awards which celebrate the unsung heroes of the borough.

St Martins School. Five pound charity pupils are delighted with their big thank you nomination.  . James Grieve leads the group. . pic Richard Ponter 160804

St Martins School. Five pound charity pupils are delighted with their big thank you nomination. . James Grieve leads the group. . pic Richard Ponter 160804

There are 10 categories ranging from Good Deeds to Charitable Fundraising and Courage over Adversity and Borough Pride.

Among the nominations so far are Jessica and Lucas Tappenden-Rowell for the Carer/Helper award.

The siblings have been caring for their mum, Buff Tappenden-Rowell, who is going blind. The nomination reads: “I feel like that these youngsters need to be recognised for their loving care at a very young age. Doing all housework, shopping, meals, washing and never moaning. They take it all in their stride.”

Also up for an award are the Year 6 pupils at St Martin’s Primary School for their Charitable Fundraising efforts.

The group were given a £5 challenge to raise money for different charities. Half of the money each pupil raised went to a charity of their choice while the other half went to their sister school, St Stephen’s School in Bungoma, Kenya.

Together they raised more than £1,300.

Up for the Borough Pride award is Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery leader Jan Cleary who has been nominated for her outstanding “dedication, optimism and foresight.”

This year’s Borough’s Big Thank You Categories:

•Borough Pride

•Carer/Helper

•Charitable Fundraising

•Courage Over Adversity

Creative Efforts

•Good Deeds

•Headteacher’s Most Deserving Pupil

Personal Challenge

•Uniformed Group

•Volunteer of the Year

We still need nominations for the Personal Challenge category, for anyone who has experienced a particular problem in their life and has come through the difficulties and shown strength of character. The deadline for nominations is Thursday March 17 and the award ceremony will be held at the Spa Complex on Tuesday April 19.

Nominate online at www.scarborough.gov.uk/boroughsbigthankyou