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Citizen and Young Citizen of Honour 2016 winners, from left, Jean Kingdom, Ken Moore, Joseph Tillotson, Mayor of Fareham Councillor Connie Hockley, Caitlyn Lowe and Stewart Crowe
Citizen and Young Citizen of Honour 2016 winners, from left, Jean Kingdom, Ken Moore, Joseph Tillotson, Mayor of Fareham Councillor Connie Hockley, Caitlyn Lowe and Stewart Crowe
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DO YOU know someone who goes out of their way to help others?

Is there someone where you live who goes beyond the call of duty to make a differences to the lives of others in the community?

Now is the time to shine a much-deserved spotlight on them.

Nominations are being sought for Fareham Borough Council’s Citizen and Young Citizen of Honour Award 2017 which takes place next February.

They want to hear about people who have done something extraordinary, perhaps overcome adversity, or been volunteering for years for a local charity.

It’s time to give them the recognition they deserve.

Councillor Seán Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: ‘We would really like to hear about people who make that extra bit of effort to make the lives of other people easier and more enjoyable.

‘It could be someone that volunteers or helps the community, someone who looks after an individual with a serious illness, or someone who has shown incredible bravery.

‘Nothing is too small. Whatever it is, let us know.

‘To see the smile on the faces of those who win really is inspiring and it shows them that what they do doesn’t go unnoticed.’

Young people under 18 can be nominated if they have shown outstanding bravery, regularly help others at school or college, have coped with something life-changing, or carried out unpaid voluntary service.

The winners will receive their badges at the mayor making ceremony in May.

They will also be invited to a reception with the new mayor to receive Citizen of Honour certificates.

And they will be invited to the mayor’s civic service and Remembrance Day services and be given a family ticket for the gala performance of Ferneham Hall’s pantomime.

The closing date for nominations is January 31.

To make a nomination, or find out more information, go to fareham.gov.uk/citizenawards.