Do you know of a child or an adult who has displayed remarkable courage, or a gutsy community champion who has improved your area, an inspiring teacher, a neighbour who is always there – or even a team of people who have pulled together for community good?
If so, the Mayor of Swindon councillor Michael Bray wants your nominations for the Pride of Swindon Awards which will be presented at a ceremony in April to celebrate the very best of Swindon.
The Mayor said: “The Pride of Swindon Awards celebrate the extraordinary personal commitment the people of Swindon give to their community. I’m honoured to be involved as the awards highlight the incredible selfless achievements of ordinary people.”
Nominees selected to attend the award ceremony in April will be presented with a certificate recognising their contribution. A select group will receive the ultimate accolade of a small enamel lapel badge depicting the 19th Century inspiration of Swindon’s growth and success, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Winners’ names will be engraved on a plaque mounted in Swindon’s Central Library.
Tony Martin of Zurich Community Trust said: “The Pride of Swindon nominations acknowledge the amazing things going on in our community. The badge is presented to 15 people who we consider the best of the best for their extraordinary effort.”
Nominees must live or work within Swindon borough. To nominate somebody, or a team, the mayor is asking you to write no more than 250 words explaining why he, she or the team should be considered for the award.
Include the name, address and contact details of the person nominated as well as yours.
Entries should be sent by Friday 1 February to Pride of Swindon Awards, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured, The Mayor with Pride of Swindon with awards compere Shirley Ludford of Swindon 105.5 community radio, left, and past winners David Wray of Swindon MS Therapy Centre, Bonnie Walsh of the Swindon Limbless Association and Breakthrough Breast Cancer campaigner Eunice Salmon