Who can you nominate?

Go Georgie Go charity. With Georgie ,Mum Naomi Jamieson pic Richard Ponter 145203c
Go Georgie Go charity. With Georgie ,Mum Naomi Jamieson pic Richard Ponter 145203c

We need your nominations as Scarborough aims to honour the borough’s local heroes.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to say who should pick up one of The Borough Big Thank You Awards.

Paul Ingle Boxing Academy opens.Reflection.Picture Richard Ponter 140803z

Paul Ingle Boxing Academy opens.Reflection.Picture Richard Ponter 140803z

The community awards, sponsored by Scarborough-basedMcCain, are for people who have carried out good deeds, or selflessly given up their time to benefit the town.

The scheme is run by Scarborough’s Mayor, Cllr Pat Marsburg, in conjunction with The Scarborough News, with the winners announced at a ceremony at Scarborough’s historic Spa Complex on Tuesday March 24.

And this year, there is a another focus on recognising the achievements of Scarborough’s youngsters.

Brave toddler Georgie Craig is the youngest nominee, with the ‘Go Georgie Go’ youngster up for a prize in the Courage over Adversity category.

He was nominated for his courageous battle against a growth-development condition – a battle he’s winning, after he defied doctors’
expectations to walk unassisted for the first time on Christmas Eve.

Volunteering is also commended at the awards, and in the Volunteer of the Year category,a familiar face is up for the prize.

Scarborough Rugby Club volunteer David Smith has been put forward for his dedication in helping the side out.

Having already received an accolade at The Scarborough News’ Sports Awards last year, he is in the running for another gong, with David billed as the side’s “16th man”.

Also among those nominated is Scarborough’s boxing legend Paul Ingle.

The former world champion has perhaps fought the biggest fight of his career after he was forced to hang up his gloves due to brain injuries, with the former Olympian shedding several stone to return to the ring as a trainer.

He was nominated in the Borough Pride category for being an “inspiration to the whole of Scarborough”, with his nominator adding: “Paul’s been through so much, but he’s still an incredible role model for young and old.”

The Borough Pride category is just one of 10 awards, a list of which is available on the adjacent form.

The deadline for nominations is Monday February 16.

You can also nominate online at http://boroughs
bigthankyou.co.uk

Cllr Marsburg said she was pleased to be able to honour the stars and community heroes of the borough in what will be another spectacular and successful awards night. “I am delighted to be involved with this year’s awards.

“It’s good to recognise the members of our community who do such sterling work.

“I am particularly pleased that we are offering the opportunity to recognise the efforts of our youth in Whitby, Scarborough and Filey.”

To sponsor a category, please contact Nicola Fisher on (01723) 860101.