Enid Sharratt, last year’s overall winner for Gordon’s Local Heroes awards is encouraging people in Blackpool to nominate someone or an organisation for the 2018 awards.

It’s just over one year since Enid from the Friends of Highfield Park group was named a “Green Hero” for her tireless work in maintaining the park with other volunteers. Now Gordon is on the lookout for local heroes from the charity and third sector across the town.

Enid said: “It was a complete surprise to be named a “Green Hero” at last year’s awards and it meant a lot. I am still going down to the park most days to help Gary, Karen and the rest of the volunteers there. We are like one big family and we all muck in together. Just a couple of days ago we were all scrubbing some graffiti off one of the walls.

“The Local Heroes organised by Gordon are a really good initiative and it brings the community together. I will certainly be nominating someone for this year’s awards and I would encourage others do the same.”

Gordon said: “In over 20 years I have been the MP, I have always found people in Blackpool to be kind hearted and very supportive of the charity and third sector. I know in the North West we rank in the top 5 of all towns and cities for giving per person.

“I see all the time examples of local charities and projects doing proactive excellent work helping people to get back on their feet. These awards, which I’ve been running over the years, have been a central part of my commitment to honour and highlight Blackpool’s people and organisations.”

If you know a person, group or organisation that is deserving of such an award, you can nominate them in one of the five categories:

1) Most Charitable Business,
2) Best Individual Charity Worker/Volunteer,
3) Best “Direct Help” Charity,
4) Most Charitable Young Person,
5) Charity that’s made the most difference/change

All entrants must either live in, or their work must have an impact on, the Blackpool South Constituency. Nomination forms can be collected from 304 Highfield Road, Blackpool, FY4 3JX or downloaded on the website.

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