Nominate a local hero for Fareham’s Citizen of Honour

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DO you know somebody who works tirelessly to help others? Somebody worthy of recognition? A brave local hero?

Fareham Borough Council is asking for nominations for its annual Citizen of Honour and Young Citizen of the Year awards 2013.

Council leader Seán Woodward said: ‘This is a great way to celebrate people in Fareham who have made a real difference to the local community by helping others or showing bravery. It’s a fantastic way to show them our thanks.’

The awards have been split into three categories. The Citizen of Honour is for those 18 years or over, and is awarded to somebody whose voluntary work benefits the local community, such as those who volunteer with a local charity.

Young Citizen of the Year (four to 11 years) celebrates an outstanding act of bravery, a regular selfless act for others, or overcoming and adapting to a disability.

Young Citizen of the Year (12 to 18 years) recognises somebody who performs a service which benefits the community, such as volunteering with a local charity or providing on-going care to someone.

Winners will receive their awards at the mayor-making event in May.

They also get a family ticket to the Christmas panto.

The Young Citizens of Honour will switch on the Fareham Christmas lights.

To nominate a hero visit the Fareham Civic Offices or go to fareham.gov.uk/citizenawards.