Help us find our community stars

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We want readers to nominate the men, women and children, who give up their time to really make a difference to life in our towns and villages.

In our awards, being sponsored by Cummins Generator Technologies, of Stamford, there will be three awards, each with a £100 prize. They are Mercury Community Champion (19 or over); Team of Community Champions and the Young Community Champion (18 or under).

Mercury editor Eileen Green said: “There are lots of amazing people carrying out voluntary work in our communities, some of it organised and some of it just because they feel a need to help others.

“Whatever their motivation, we feel it is important that their efforts are recognised and thanks to Cummins we can do that this year.

“I would urge readers to think about the people they know and if they think they are worthy of one of our awards please put them forward.”

All you have to do is nominate someone or a team and tell us why you think they deserve an award.

You could choose someone who has been involved in a community group for many years or a team of volunteers who have worked particularly hard. Or perhaps someone who has looked after a poorly relative, friend or neighbour.

The winners will be special guests at the grand presentation ceremony and dinner being held for the Mercury Business Awards at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre on Thursday, May 26. Everyone nominated will receive a certificate in recognition of their efforts.

If you know someone you believe worthy of our award, please pick up a copy of the Mercury for a nomination form.