Search is on for Lincs community champion

Do you know an unsung 
hero who deserves 
recognition for their community work?

If so your nomination could see them get the 
public gratitude they richly deserve.

Kind-hearted residents in Lincolnshire are to be celebrated, as the popular Good Citizens Awards return for 2013.

This is your chance 
to nominate those who 
give up their time for 
free to help others and 
the community, who don’t 
get the recognition they deserve.

Councillor Charlotte Farquharson, vice-chairman of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This is 
your chance to highlight 
the work of extraordinary people across the county, whose voluntary contributions have made a noticeable difference to local life.

“They don’t do it for reward, but the hugely positive impact they have in their communities should be recognised.”

It could be someone 
who looks after an elderly, disabled or disadvantaged person; a dedicated 
charity fundraiser; or 
perhaps someone who gives up their free time to help young people – the choice is yours.

The awards come in 
three categories: Citizen 
of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year (aged 16 or below), and Community Group of the Year.

James Vickers, last year’s Citizen of the Year, said: “Volunteering and seeing that your free time can make a difference is incredibly rewarding. There are a lot of 
people in Lincolnshire who give up their time for the benefit of others, without reward, and they should be recognised.”

For more information 
and to make a nomination online see: 
www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/goodcitizensawards

Alternatively, send 
your contact details and those of the person you’re nominating, along with a description of the voluntary work they’ve done, to: Lincolnshire County Council, PDP 17 – Communications - Mark Stoneham, Freepost RSTY-UXJB-ARHK, County Offices, Newland, Lincoln. LN1 1YL

The closing date for entries is Friday April 26. Once the nominations have been received a 
judging panel, including the county council chairman, will select one winner and one runner-up from each category.

The winners will then 
be invited to receive 
their award in the 
council chambers and 
will be given special access 
to this year’s Lincolnshire Show.