An award ceremony taking place at The Forum tonight showcases some of the wonderful community champions, volunteers and inspirational people who make our community so special.
The Love Barrow Awards have once again attracted an incredible list of finalists, and it promises to be an absolutely fantastic evening.
This year the 10 categories are:
Teacher of the Year
Carer of the Year
Community Focussed Business
Trainee/ Apprentice of the Year
Sports Volunteer of the Year
Young Citizen of the Year
Group of the Year
Citizen of the Year
There will also be a special Ambassador of the Year Award which will be given out on the night to a surprise recipient who’s efforts has made a fantastic contribution to the region.
And, for the first time in its history, the Love Barrow Awards will give one of the finalists the Love Barrow People’s Choice Award.
It’s only fitting that an awards ceremony for local people has an award based on a public vote. All 30 finalists from the 10 categories were in the running for this accolade. The Evening Mail ran a competition where you could text or vote online for your choice. The votes have been counted and the winner will be revealed tonight.
We live in a fantastic area, full of incredible, selfless people. This event serves as a reminder that there’s local heroes out there, who really value and want to make a difference to their community – not because they have to (they don’t), but because they want to serve the community and put others first.
We wish all the finalists for tonight’s awards the very best of luck. And whether they pick up an award or not - they’re all winners in our eyes!