The Opportunity Awards celebrate their 21st year in 2012 and nominations are now being accepted.
The awards recognise the outstanding efforts that people in our community make to help ensure that disability is not a barrier. They celebrate people who work tirelessly to improve life for those with disabilities and highlight the inspiring stories of people who overcome disability.
Cllr David Harwood, Chairman of the West Norfolk Disability Forum, said: “Throughout their 21-year history the awards have been a great way to celebrate individuals and organisations that go the extra mile to ensure that disability isn’t a barrier. Without the awards the inspirational stories of so many of these unsung heroes might go without recognition and we would miss the opportunity to thank them for their efforts.
"If you know someone who deserves an Opportunity Award please nominate them before 31 March.”
Previous winners have included organisations such as the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Group (a Heacham-based inclusive theatre company) and West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled, as well as outstanding carers, volunteers, charity workers and service providers each of who worked to make a difference to people with disabilities in West Norfolk.
The awards are organised by the West Norfolk Disability Forum. Categories include, but are not exclusive to: young carers, voluntary organisations, service providers, employers, achievement in sport, volunteering and charity work.
Nomination forms are available upon request from Allison Bingham (write to: West Norfolk Disability Forum, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1EX, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) or can be downloaded from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s website.
Nominations must be received by 31 March 2012. The awards ceremony will be held at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on 24 April 2012.
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