It’s here! The Community Awards 2021

We’re all about community here at St Hugh’s – and we’ve teamed up with Lincs FM to celebrate our local heroes.

More than ever, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are coming together to help each other, and the Community Awards 2021 is shining a spotlight on all the great things happening in our area.

Community Awards 2021

Nominations in five categories are open now for people, teams, groups, organisations and businesses based in Lincolnshire and Newark (the region Lincs FM is broadcast in), and, Government restrictions allowing, we will be hosting a dinner and ceremony in September.

“We know community is everything,” said hospital director Ashley Brown. “People are at the heart of St Hugh’s – our patients and their families, our staff and the worthy organisations we lend our support to. We see first-hand what a difference pulling together makes, and never has this been more important as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We are so proud to be involved with the awards. This is all about shining the spotlight on amazing people and organisations in Lincolnshire and Newark… those who go that extra mile to make a difference.”

If you know a devoted fundraiser, a hard-working volunteer, a team or a carer who has gone the extra mile, or an unsung hero, say thanks and nominate now – you have until July 4.

The categories are:

Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Who do you know that always put others before themselves? Offers their spare time to help a charity or in the community.
Fundraiser of the Year

Fundraiser of the Year

We all know someone who’s always selling raffle tickets for good causes. You may know a daredevil who’s willing to skydive or wing walk in the name of charity.
Team of the Year

Team of the Year

This could be a team on a hospital ward, from a doctors surgery or maybe the bin crews who have to work come rain or shine.
Carer of the Year

Carer of the Year

Voluntary or paid, who’s that person that cares for someone 24/7. This could also be someone who cares for sick or injured animals.

The Unsung Hero

That person that never wants praise. They crack on no matter what. They’ve maybe shopped weekly for a neighbour during the pandemic and now is the time to celebrate their hard work.

A judging panel will meet over the summer. After the challenging time we’ve all been through, this really is something positive to look forward to.

It is the radio station’s first ever awards ceremony dedicated to local heroes. Lincs FM’s Ross Carrick said:

“I’m over the moon to bring the Community Awards to life with the support of St Hugh’s Hospital in Grimsby. Having worked with the team in the past I know they feel as strongly about community as we do, making this the perfect working relationship.

“Dedication of local people and groups towards various causes is simply outstanding and particularly after last year, the awards come at a perfect time in 2021 to recognise many amazing people.”

Hard work is going on around us all the time  and a lot of the time going unnoticed, so what are you waiting for? Nominate today. Don’t forget, you can nominate anyone or any organisation living, working or operating within the whole of Lincolnshire and Newark.

Watch this space after nominations close for details of our shortlist!