Big Thank You awards: Time to honour unsung heroes

Nominate your heroes in our awards
Nominate your heroes in our awards

The pride of the borough of Scarborough will be recognised at a sparkling awards ceremony – and we need you to nominate your unsung heroes.

Selfless people who have carried out good deeds, community-minded volunteers and outstanding charity efforts are just some of the types of commitment that will be recognised at the Borough’s Big Thank You Awards.

The awards are being run by the mayor of the borough Cllr Pat Marsburg, in conjunction with The Scarborough News, the Filey and Hunmanby Mercury and the Whitby Gazette. The main sponsors are McCain.

The winners will be announced at Scarborough’s Spa Complex on Tuesday March 24.

The closing date for nominations is Monday, February 16 2015 but please complete and return the form now so we can publish some of them.

And this year there will be a greater focus on honouring the borough’s youth, with a host of awards to recognise their talent.

There’s a chance to nominate someone you know in awards for the Young Entrepreneur, a Young Carer/Helper, the Courage over Adversity and for Uniform Groups.

Selflessness will be rewarded in the Good Deeds and Volunteer of the Year awards, with creativity recognised in the Arts and Performance category.

The Borough Pride award honours those who have aimed to improve the borough’s environment, attractions and reputation, with those who have sacrificed their time and resources for the good of the community eligible in the Charitable Fundraising category.

And the Most Deserving Pupil rewards a student who has done something special for their school, college or classmates.

Nominees also stand the chance of winning the Mayor’s Award, as well as The Scarborough News Award, or a Honorary Freeman Max Payne memorial trophy which will be announced on the night.

Please use the nomination form that will appear regularly in our newspapers, and which will be available from our offices and offices of the council in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

You can also enter online by clicking this link

To sponsor a category, please contact Nicola Fisher on (01723) 860101.