Salt of the Earth Awards

This year’s Nantwich “Salt of the Earth” awards have been launched by current Mayor Cllr Arthur Moran.

The awards recognise and celebrate achievements of individuals, groups and businesses that selflessly make a real difference to the Nantwich community.

Now Cllr Moran is asking for residents to come forward and nominate local heroes.

He said: “It never ceases to amaze me how lucky we are in this town to have such a large number of hidden gems volunteering their time for the rest of the community.

“Some of these groups and individuals go undetected for years and this is the town’s opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge some of them.

“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.”

The awards this year are sponsored by Nantwich firm Johnsons Printers.

They will be presented at a reception on Monday May 4 at Nantwich Civic Hall.

Johnsons director Rachel McMillan said: “We are delighted to be supporting this year’s awards.

“Our business has been at the heart of Nantwich since 1827 and it is a terrific opportunity for us to give something back to the community.”

The Award Categories for this year include:

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

The Mayor will also present a Mayor’s Recognition Award. The winner of this award 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 will not be accepted.

To nominate someone for an award, apply to the Mayor with the following information:
Name of person nominating
Name of Nominee
Address and contact details of nominee
Award Nominated for
Reason for Nomination (no more than 250 words)

Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday 27th March and can be posted to ‘Salt of the Earth’ Awards, Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich, CW5 5DG, dropped off at the Civic Hall, or emailed to [email protected]

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