Call to nominate your hero for Fareham citizen awards

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Nominations are open to find the most inspirational youngsters and adults in Fareham.

Fareham Borough Council is looking for nominations for Citizen of Honour and Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2016.

There are three different categories for nomination: four-11 years; 12-17 years and 18 and over.

Young citizens (under 18) can be nominated for showing outstanding bravery, regularly helping others at school/college, coping with something life changing, doing voluntary service or simply for having done something amazing that deserves recognition.

Anyone over the age of 18 can be also nominated for providing regular voluntary service to benefit the community, giving up their time to help look after the local environment or for caring for an individual with a debilitating condition or long-term illness.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward said: ‘The awards celebrate local heroes of Fareham – those who go out of their way to help others and have made a real difference to our community.

‘I would encourage anyone that knows somebody who deserves recognition to nominate them for this worthy award.’

Winners will receive invitations to The Mayor-Making ceremony in May with two guests to receive their award badges from the outgoing mayor and a reception with the new mayor to receive Citizen of Honour certificates.

They will also be invited to the mayor’s civic service and Remembrance Day services and receive a family ticket for the gala performance of the pantomime held at Ferneham Hall.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, January 29 2016. Those who are nominated must be a resident of Fareham and, if you are nominating someone, you can’t be a family member.

For more information and to nominate your Citizen of Honour for 2016, please visit fareham.gov.uk/citizenawards or contact the communications team on 01329 236100.