Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Pride of South Holland Awards.
The awards honour those in Spalding and surrounding area who go the extra mile to help their communities.
Caring Neighbour – This award is for a caring and considerate figure in their neighbourhood who goes out of their way to help others in their community. Someone who helps the community in any number of ways, such as with chores, shopping or getting out and about, or simply just being there for a friendly chat or cup of tea.
Service with a Smile – Looking for someone who has provided an outstanding service in the community. Not just a brief smile and a “let me know if I can help you,” someone who likes to help others and go out of their way to do more to help the customer, being polite and smiling with them.
Young Achiever – The Young Achiever Award recognises those young people in the community who have excelled in school, sport, business and in community projects. Judges will be looking for young people who are a role model in the local community.
Senior Citizen – This award looks to recognise those who are of an elderly age, who have strived to continue to help others in their community. This could be someone who continues to work hard within an organisation, a person who takes time out of their busy schedule and provides care for someone.
Charity Worker – Hundreds of people across South Holland give up their time to work for a host of good causes. This award recognises those people/groups who either dedicate their time to charity work, by fundraising or volunteering, some working as a team and not seeking recognition.
Community Hero – In every community there are those who strive to help others and continuously act out of human kindness. These volunteers give up their time and energy to help others in their hour of need, either by helping with fundraising, set up a new community group or simply being someone who makes a difference by helping others.
Volunteer of the year – Thousands of volunteers in our area provide help which is vital, without recognition. These people give up their time and often put their personal lives on hold to improve the lives of others. In every community there are those who strive to help others & act purely out of human kindness.
Special Achievement – This Award is for someone or a community group that have outstanding contributions over several years. This could include continued fundraising and commitment to a cause or someone who has helped to make South Holland a better place to live, work or relax through their continuing efforts over many years.
Community Sports Group – This Award is for a community group that has shown excellence in sport taking time to provide and organise friendly competitive activities and team work bringing together people of different abilities from across the community to get active and enjoy sport.
Bakkavor Local Charity Champion Award – This Award is for a registered South Holland Charity organisation, (not a national charity), The charity needs to describe its objective and how long it has been registered, it also needs to tangibly demonstrate how it uses its funds to support its local
community, describe how it fund raises and the number of people that are involved in running the charity (volunteers/paid employees), it also needs to describe it’s long-term goal.
Before and After School Social Activities – This Award is for the school or teacher who has demonstrated a need for an activity in ‘out of school hours’, made them interesting and captivated young people to attend before and after school, giving them extra social curriculum. This could also
mean giving young people somewhere to go and keeping them interested in social activity where there is a need.
The awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 28 at the South Holland Centre, Spalding.
Deadline for nominations is June 1.