Good Citizen Awards return

PEOPLE in Lincolnshire who play an important, voluntary role in their local communities are to be celebrated, as the popular Good Citizens Awards return for 2012.

This is YOUR chance to nominate those who give up their time and efforts for free to help others and the community. People who might otherwise not get the recognition they deserve.

It could be someone who looks after an elderly, disabled or disadvantaged person for no reward; a dedicated charity fundraiser; or perhaps someone who gives up their free time to help young people in their community – the choice is yours. All that matters is that they’ve voluntarily made a real difference to the lives of others.

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.

Last year, Caroline Feit from Ludford took the Citizen of the Year prize; 16-year-old Jess Forbes from Boston was named Young Citizen of the Year; and Donington in Bloom scooped the Community Group of the Year award.

Make your nomination at 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: Good Citizens Awards, Lincolnshire County Council, FREEPOST DC1082, Lincoln, LN1 1BR.

The closing date for entries is Friday April 20.