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 Ray Ballman 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 Pride of Swindon Awards honour the extraordinary personal commitment the people of Swindon give to their community,” said coun Ballman. "I’m honoured to be involved as the awards highlight the incredible selfless achievements of the people in our town."
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 lapel enamel badge depicting the 19th Century inspiration of Swindon’s growth and success Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Winners names will 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 our community but we only award the award to 15 people who we consider the best of the best for their extraordinary effort."
Nominees must live or work within the borough of Swindon. 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 10 February to Pride of Swindon Awards, Swindon Advertiser, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon SB1 3BE
Pictured at the launch on 1 December, the Mayor of Swindon Ray Ballman with previous winners and sponsors Paul Booth of Macdonalds, Trevor Davies, chair Threshold Housing, David Wray, chair of the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis, Frank Mullane, Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse, Jenny Stacey, manager of the Open Door Centre, Tony Martin of Zurich Community Trust, Cher Sawyer MBE, formerly of Threshold Housing
The Pride of Swindon Award is supported by Swindon Link magazine and www.swindonlink.com, Swindon Advertiser, Zurich Community Trust (UK) Ltd, Swindon 105.5, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd, Intel, Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service, Macdonalds, Voluntary Action Swindon, inSwindon and Swindon Borough Council