salt of the earth awards

Nantwich residents have a chance to vote for people who make a real difference to the town in this year’s Nantwich Mayor “Salt of the Earth” awards.

Current Mayor Cllr David Marren is following in the footsteps of former Mayors in staging the awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and businesses.

Eight “Salt of the Earth” awards will be presented at a reception on Sunday February 24 at Nantwich Civic Hall.

And nominations for the awards are now being encouraged.

Cllr Marren said: “During the past seven months in office as Mayor I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of individuals who have opened my eyes to what a wonderful town we live in.

“There are so many unsung heroes out there, who just don’t realise the impact their actions and contributions have on our community.

“We really should be acknowledging their dedication, so if you know someone or a group, who gives up their time and energy to help others or make Nantwich a better place, please help us recognise their work by nominating them for an award.”

You can nominate individuals, groups or businesses.

The Award categories are:

Community Volunteer Award
Recognises a person, who has taken an active role in shaping their community, helps provide services to more vulnerable residents and encourages community spirit and growth.

Inspiring Individual Award
To celebrate a local unsung hero who goes the extra mile to serve their community.

Supporting Children Award
Individuals, group or school who have made a difference to the lives of children, so that they can achieve their full potential.

Young Achiever Award (Under 18)
Who do you know who has shown major potential? Who is one to watch in the future? Who has made an outstanding contribution to the community? Nominate Nantwich’s rising star.

Outstanding Organisation/Group/Project Award
Tell us about a local volunteer group/organisation/project which has really engaged with the community.

Business Support in the Community Award
Award for a business that has gone beyond their remit and supported their community.

Community Sports Award
Sportsmen and women giving their time back to sport and making it accessible for people in our communities to join in with sporting activities

Salt of the Earth AwardThe Mayor will also present a Mayor’s Recognition Award.

The winner of this will be an inspirational individual or group who has made an outstanding impression on the Mayor in his year of office.

This award is specifically decided by the Mayor and nominations are not considered.

To nominate, apply to the Mayor with the following information:

Name of person nominating
Name of Nominee
Address and contact details of both of the above
Award Nominated for
Reason for Nomination (no more than 250 words)

Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday  January 18.

They can be posted to “Salt of the Earth” Awards, Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG, or dropped off at the Civic Hall, or emailed to [email protected]

Any local businesses wishing to support the awards can do so by sponsoring an award.

Contact Sheryl Birtles on 01270 628633 or email [email protected]

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