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Herald dazzled by strength of Your Heroes nominations

ENTRIES are pouring in for this year’s Your Heroes awards.

The Herald has been inundated with your stories of the ordinary people making a difference by doing extraordinary things in the community.

Like Clive and Barbara Chislett, from Hightown, near Crosby, who courageously rushed to the aid of their elderly neighbour, 76-year-old Dorothy McCulley in November last year.

After hearing screams from Mrs McCulley’s home, Mr and Mrs Chislett called the police and then hurried to their neighbour’s house.

They found Mrs McCulley being strangled by an intruder.

Mrs Chislett rushed inside to stop the man, only to be punched in the face and shoved aside as he attempted to escape.

The intruder then attacked Mr Chislett, who fought him off by hitting him in the shoulder with a brick and the intruder fled the scene.

Mr and Mrs Chislett later pointed out the intruder from an identity parade.

The brave couple then stayed with the elderly victim and comforted her until the emergency services arrived. Mrs Chislett felt pain in her face for weeks after the attack.

They have since been honoured with silver medals at the Police Public Bravery Awards earlier this year for their courageous act of bravery.

Your Heroes is our special awards scheme, sponsored by ScottishPower, to reward all those people who go the extra mile for other people.

We have a series of categories, open to all age groups. And your efforts could result in them being invited to our glittering awards ceremony early next year, when the gongs will be handed out.

A hero could be the person who saves somebody else’s life. But, equally, it could be the fundraiser, the community group leader or the teacher that does that little bit more to help others.

Or it could be the pupil or pupils who have done something special to make their school or their neighbourhood a better place.

If you work at a school, think of the people who could do with a pat on the back for what they do beyond the call of duty.

If you are involved in sport, then think of the person or people who make it all happen and put their name forward.

We are looking for nominations in the following categories:

The People/Person Hero Award;

The Team Hero Award;

The Volunteer Hero Award;

The Young Person Hero Award;

The Sports Person Hero Award.

Each category will have a winner and from the winners the judges will also select a “winner of winners” which will be announced at the ceremony itself, organised in partnership with our sponsors, Scottish Power.

To nominate, fill in the form here on this page or visit the advertised website address and provide a written testimonial on why they deserve recognition.

You have room for a brief statement on the form itself, but you should submit up to 250 words separately, giving full details of why your nominee deserves an award. Your forms must be with us by December 24.

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