BBC Radio Sheffield launch Community Awards

28th May 2019

BBC Radio Sheffield have launched a search to find the community champions of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

The station is spearheading the search for these champions from across the region and has joined forces with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), the charity that works to improve the lives of local people.  They will celebrate the winners at a glittering awards ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral later in the year.

Radio Sheffield want to celebrate the lives of outstanding people or teams who go above and beyond to care about their community,  or who consistently give up their time to help others.

Katrina Bunker, Editor at BBC Radio Sheffield, said:  “We know there are lots of people in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire who deserve recognition but we need help to find these people and honour them for the work they do.

“We’ve got eight categories for these awards and the finalists in each category will be invited to a fabulous evening ceremony at Sheffield Cathedral on Thursday 3 October. We will also celebrate each inspirational story on BBC Radio Sheffield.”

Ruth Willis, Chief Executive of SYCF, added: “People have got until the end of July to make their nominations and every nomination will be read by a panel of judges. There are lots of community champions out there and now is the time for people to tell us about them.  Let’s shout about all the great caring people we have in this area and celebrate the work they do.”

There are three ways you can nominate a community champion. You can go to BBC Radio Sheffield’s website at www.bbc.co.uk/radiosheffield; you can email radio.sheffield@bbc.co.uk or you can write to Community Champions, BBC Radio Sheffield, 54 Shoreham Street, Sheffield, S1 4RS.

The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31 July 2019.