Press Release Summary: The deadline is closing near for Bournemouth\'s Unsung Hero Awards
Press Release Body: Do you know someone with a heart of gold who works tirelessly to help others or to make Bournemouth a better place to live? Bournemouth 2026 has teamed up with the Daily Echo to launch the Unsung Hero Awards. Those eligible include individuals or groups who work within the Bournemouth conurbation to encourage residents to live healthy lifestyles, those keeping the town clean or green, improving community spirit, reducing crime or antisocial behaviour or helping others less fortunate. Organiser Clare Hickinbotham of Bournemouth 2026 said: "We want to celebrate those amazing people in our community who, without financial incentive, give so much of their time and energy to make life better for others. "Whether it's volunteers working for a particular cause, residents going above and beyond for a club or project or those showing individual acts of kindness - we want to hear your stories." The awards fall under six categories; Fighting Fit, Community Spirit, Crime Buster, Clean and Green, Heart of Gold and Hero of the Year. Sponsors include JPMorgan, Dave Wells Properties and Transdev Yellow Buses. The Heart of Gold Award will go to an individual or group who has championed the cause of others in their community. All nominations received for the awards will automatically be entered into the Hero of the Year category. The winner will be an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution, excelled in voluntary work or made a tangible difference to an individual or the wider community. Nomination forms are available for collection at the Echo's reception in Richmond Hill or can be sent via post by calling Clare Hickinbotham on 01202 436887. All nominations must be received by July 7, 2008. The winners will be announced during a special ceremony at the Carrington House Hotel on September 16. Bournemouth 2026, which works closely with Bournemouth Council, unites more than 190 local voluntary organisations, private companies and public services and co-ordinates projects to make life better in the conurbation. To sponsor the awards contact Clare Hickinbotham on 01202 436887.
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Contact Details: Bournemouth 2026, The Littledown Centre Bournemouth 01202 436887