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Made in Bury – rewarding our community heroes

Press Release   •   Feb 21, 2017 15:31 GMT

Outstanding individuals and groups will receive a big ‘thank you’ in the 5th annual Made in Bury Community Awards.

Residents are being asked to nominate their community champions, and the winners will be presented with their certificates at the annual meeting of Bury Council on 17 May.

There are four categories:

* Outstanding Contribution to a Township

* Young Person and/or Young Person’s Group (25 or under)

* Volunteer of the Year

* Best Community Project funded by the Township Forum

All nominees must live, work, study or volunteer within the borough of Bury.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 14 April, and the decisions will be made by a judging panel chaired by Councillor Tamoor Tariq, cabinet member for communities and safer neighbourhoods.

Cllr Tariq said: “We all know people who make an outstanding contribution to their area, and it’s only right that we publicly thank them for their commitment and achievements.

“There are thousands of volunteers and caring people in Bury who work tirelessly to support their fellow man and woman, so please let us know who you think is most deserving of a Made in Bury award.

“I look forward to celebrating the outstanding commitment of our residents, who are absolutely key to community engagement and neighbourhood working.”

For more details, and a nomination form, go to www.theburydirectory.co.uk/mibawardsor ring Ruth Shedwick on 0161 253 5327.

ENDS

Press release issued: 21 February 2017.