Time to nominate your Gosport community heroes

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THE search is on for Gosport’s citizen of the year.

People are being urged to nominate those who make a difference in the community to win the Citizen of the Year Award and Youth Award, organised by Gosport Borough Council.

The Citizen of the Year Award is given to a resident who has made a difference to the lives of others through their help and kindness.

It could be through charity work, working as a volunteer or fundraiser, helping elderly people with their shopping or transport or working with young people in the town.

The Youth Award goes to a Gosport resident under the age of 18 who has shown a caring or helping attitude towards the elderly or disadvantaged or has done voluntary or community work.

They may also have shown courage in an act of bravery or by coping with a disability.

Council spokeswoman Brenda Brooker said: ‘Now is the time to nominate someone who you believe deserves to be acknowledged for their care, consideration and devotion in helping others.

‘If you know someone with a heart of gold or someone who does a lot to help others, put pen to paper and nominate them.’

All nominations must come from an independent person who has either benefited from the person’s hard work or knows someone who has.

You cannot nominate yourself.

Winners and their nominees will be invited to attend the town’s mayor-making ceremony later this year to receive their award.

The deadline for nominations is March 30.

Application forms can be found at the Town Hall or Discovery Centre, in High Street, or you can visit gosport.gov.uk/citizenof theyear.

To have a form sent to you, call (023) 9254 5651.