Time is running out for people to nominate the unsung heroes and inspirational people in the Andover area for a special award.
The Pride of Andover Awards rewards the people who work hard, often in the background, making a difference to people’s lives.
Nominations close, for this year, on Wednesday, 31 July. And the organisers are encouraging people not to miss the boat.
“The form only takes a few minutes to fill in, but the affect can be felt for a lifetime,” said Barbara Long, from the Pride of Andover Committee.
“The awards are a great way of saying thank you to the people who make a difference to our lives or who inspire us to be better people.
“It’s also a way we can show some of the incredible resilience or amazing bravery displayed by the people within our community. They set a great example and by nominating them for an award it shows we care,” said Barbara.
There are 13 awards in 2013. These include: Teacher of the Year, a Young Persons Award, Fundraiser of the year, Contribution to Arts award (for music, art, dance, theatre), Carer’s Award, Good Neighbour Award, Health Award (sponsored by Simplyhealth).
Others on the list include an Award for Courage, a Citizenship Award and Contribution to Sport category.
Nominations can also be made for the Spirit of Andover (sponsored by David Mellor & Sons, who are also the main event sponsors), the Heart of Gold (sponsored by Solitaire jewellers) and the Inspiration award, where someone has worked tirelessly to encourage people to take up a challenge.
To find out more or to nominate someone go to the Pride of Andover web site at www.PrideofAndoverAwards.org.uk or phone Barbara on 01264 354731