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Advertiser flooded with community hero nominatons

ENTRIES have poured in for this year’s Your Heroes awards – but there is still just time for you to nominate someone who deserves to be recognised for their hard work and commitment.

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

For example, there is the disabled grandad who nominated his own son, daughter and granddaughter for helping to run disability football club Skem Men Aces. He said: “I'm proud so proud and I constantly telling my family and friends about them, they keep me going, good luck to them. they deserve an OBE or MBE.”

Ormskirk pensioner Dennis Adelsberg has been nominated for his ten marathons. Dennis, 80, was also an Olympic torch bearer in the summer.

Mark Clifton lost 2kg in weight while trekking 250k across the Sahara for charity SCOPE.

Ormskirk schoolgirl Jess Purcell, 10, raised £300 selling cakes and toys. Jess decided to fundraise for Sefton Young Carers after hearing about the work they do.

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.

Editor Andrew Edwards said: “We have already had nominations from all walks of life and it is really uplifting to see so many deserving people being put forward for awards.”

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 Monday, December 24.

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