Nominate unsung heroes for Hackney civic awards 2017
Do you know an unsung hero whose remarkable achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, work or study? Then we want to hear about them.
After the success of last year’s first I Love Hackney Mayor’s Civic Awards, the Council will yet again be looking to recognise, celebrate and reward the special people of our borough.
Perhaps you know someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in the community? Somebody who has overcome an extraordinary difficulty; a fabulous teacher or carer; a person who has shown immense courage; a tireless fundraiser or volunteer; or an individual who has gone that extra mile to better their neighbourhood. We want to hear their stories.
I am pleased to announce that the nominations for the ‘I love Hackney Civic Awards’ are now open. Hackney is the great place it is today thanks to the hard work of those who go the extra mile for their community. The civic awards allows them to get the recognition they deserve. I would encourage residents to help us acknowledge those that have made an important contribution to life in Hackney by putting in a nomination and helping us celebrate the best of our borough.
Nominees for the civic awards can be of any age and from any background. However, if you are nominating who is under 18, please make sure you have a parent’s or guardian's permission to do so.
Winners from last year included Brenda Sullivan. Brenda had been a teacher at Holmleigh High school for over 40 years and has recently retired. She was nominated by the school as she still volunteered her time, promoting school sports and physical education and helping Hackney children represent the borough at national level and international sporting levels, she was very happy to receive her award and said: “I’m so honoured to win this award, after this term I have done 44 years at the school but I am still happy at the school and would like to make 50 years!”
All nominations will be considered by a panel of judges.
Please submit your nominations by downloading an application online here and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can pick up the forms at libraries across the borough and post it to: Tara Hudson, Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street. E8 1EA.
The deadline for nominations has been extended and now closes on Friday 14 April.
The winners will be announced at the Council’s AGM in May, where they will receive trophies and certificates.