Final chance to nominate your hero for award

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THE countdown for entries into a major awards ceremony is drawing closer - but you still have time to put forward a special youngster for recognition.

The Borough’s Big Thank You Awards aim to honour the fantastic children across Scarborough who have contributed to their local community through their caring actions.

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 4, but you can still enter someone by filling in the form below!

One such candidate is schoolgirl Eleanor Wood, 11, who has been nominated in the Charitable Fundraising category.

Ruth and Dennis Barker, of Avenue Victoria, said she fully deserved an award for her tireless work.

They said: “Since the age of five, Eleanor has always put others before herself.

“From donating her birthday money and to helping the Olivia Smith Trust Fund with car washes and coffee mornings.

“She is a thoughtful, caring and loving young lady and is much deserving of recognition for her efforts.”

Eleanor was also nominated by J Flower, of Staxton, who added: “She donated £200 birthday money to the Tsunami Appeal in 2005 and in 2007, gave £120 birthday money to help build a classroom in Kenya.

“She also gave £100 to the Salvation Army Singing Company, £103 to the Special Care Baby Unit at Scarborough Hospital in 2009 and has ran the Race 4 Life three times despite being asthmatic.”

The awards feature eight categories and honour the people of our community who make that vital difference to people’s lives without getting any reward.

So we are also appealing for readers to come forward with details of local residents who warrant praise for their kind deeds.

Do you know a someone who has performed heroically and shown fantastic community spirit during the last year?

Perhaps there is a group or organisation who have performed fantastically well during the last 12 months and put themselves and Scarborough firmly on the national map?

If so, then these awards are the perfect opportunity for you to give them their moment in the spotlight that they so richly deserve.

Simply check out the categories below and find the perfect one that suits your local hero!

The Young Achiever Award is looking for children who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

However, there is also the Performing Arts award for youngsters who have let their artistic ability and talents run wild.

Other categories in the awards include Care and Support in the Community, Artistic and Cultural Development and Heritage and Environment.

You can download a nomination form from our website and return it to Irene Webster, Civic Officer, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.

All nominees will be invited to a presentation night at Scarborough Spa Complex on Wednesday, March 23.

The awards are again supported by Riverside Motors, Seamer.