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A chance to honour your unsung heroes
For the ninth year, The Press is running the Community Pride Awards in partnership with the council to recognise York’s unsung heroes.
Sally Burns, the director of communities and neighbourhoods, has urged people to nominate those deserving of a moment in the spotlight for their hard work or triumph over adversity.
She said: “We want to recognise the tremendous community spirit in York and there are so many examples of that.
“At the awards evening you only see the tip of the iceberg. There are so many heart-warming stories where people are so committed to their communities and have made a difference to people’s lives.
“It’s really uplifting in these times of financial challenges and it makes you realise how people can be creative and innovative against adversity.”
This year, the awards will have a York 800 theme to reflect the celebration of 800 years of self-governance in York.
Mrs Burns said the Community Pride Awards were one of the many ways people could be “involved in celebrating their city” and said they reflected the efforts and achievements of people from all walks of life.
City of York Council also sponsors the award for public sector hero, which recognises someone who has gone the extra mile to help others or uses his or her skills to assist others or improve their environment.
The Community Pride Awards are sponsored by Benenden Healthcare.