Our heroes awards 2019

 

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After last year's success we're make Our Heroes bigger and better!

Entries are now closed as we await the shortlist from the judges!

We work in great areas, serving fantastic communities with brilliant people. And we want to celebrate it so we widened the scope of the awards to recognise those people making a difference in their local areas.

This year we've introduced a new award, which means there are now four awards – and prizes – up for grabs for our heroes:

Garden Guru Award

Does someone you know take extra pride in their garden, allotment or open space? Do you know someone who loves the outdoors and has done something amazing?

Wonderful Neighbour / Neighbourhood of the Year Award

Do you know anyone who has a kind heart and goes the extra mile for people? Or are a group of people rallying round to make a difference in your community?

Young Person / People of the Year Award

Do you know a young person or a group of young people (aged 24 or under) achieving great things? Are they doing something extraordinary, or deserve recognition for something?

Positive Change award (New)

Do you know someone who has turned a negative situation into something positive? Did they see that change was needed and decided to make a difference?

Just like last year, nominations can be from anyone, for anyone, not just Acis customers. If you know someone who is deserving of an award, simply fill in a nomination form for them.

Icon of the garden awardIcon of the neighbour awardIcon of the people awardIcon of the positive change award

 

Check out the tabs below to find out about last year's winners and nominees. And don't forget to use the nomination form to put forward your local heroes for one of our fantastic awards!

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact marketing@acisgroup.co.uk and we'll be happy to help.

2019 Shortlist announced!

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Our Heroes awards, which will be handed out in October.

Our Heroes is social housing provider Acis’ annual community awards, recognising the achievements of people across the areas where it works.

Following a lengthy judging process, 12 sets of people have been shortlisted across four categories – including this year’s new ‘Positive Change’ category. The awards celebrate great gardens, good neighbours, fantastic young people and people doing their best to enhance communities.

Claire Woodward, Head of Marketing at Acis, said: “We’ve had a lot of fantastic entries this year and it’s been really hard to whittle the nominations down to just 12.

“It’s great to see so many people doing so much to make their communities a better place. We’re really looking forward to celebrating everyone’s efforts at our awards ceremony next month.”

Our Heroes 2019 shortlist

Garden Guru Award

  • Janet Wright, Tealby
  • Carole Jones, Newark
  • Anita Durham, Retford

Wonderful Neighbour of the Year

  • Don Pyle, Welton
  • Christina Elizabeth Knowlson, North Kelsey
  • Christine Cookson, Retford

Young People of the Year

  • Archie Smith, Gainsborough
  • #IWill Project, Woodthorpe, Sheffield
  • Pilgrim School, Lincoln

Positive Change Award

  • Maria Neal, Blyton
  • Steve Ralf, Gainsborough
  • Richard Kane, Gainsborough

The awards will be handed out at a ceremony in Gainsborough on October 23.

Our Heroes 2019 - Garden Guru

The shortlist for the 2019 'Garden Guru' award has been chosen by our judges and we are delighted to announce the three lucky nominees.

  • Janet Wright, Tealby

Janet Wright

  • Carole Jones, Newark

Carole Jones

  • Anita Durham, Retford

  Anita Durham

 

Last year's winners were the residents of Dale View in Caistor for their wonderfully innovative use of their outdoor space!

You can see and hear more from the winner here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITHj89fTR0Q

Mr Spencer of Dale View collecting their award from Claire Woodward

Our Heroes 2019 - ​​​​​​​Wonderful Neighbour

Wonderful Neighbour / Neighbourhood of the Year Award

Do you know anyone who has a kind heart and goes the extra mile for people? Or are a group of people rallying round to make a difference in your community?

Nominate them for the Wonderful Neighbour award.

Last year's winner was Neil Haddock of Bardney.

Neil was nominated by his local community for his tireless efforts in helping his neighbours and the wider area with DIY jobs and being a general helping hand when it came to works around the house.

Hear more about what led him to win the award here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSkWLXNMkNs

Neil Haddock collecting his award from Ruth Barnett

Our Heroes 2019 - Young people of the year

Young Person / People of the Year Award

Do you know a young person or a group of young people (aged 24 or under) achieving great things? Are they doing something extraordinary, or deserve recognition for something?

Last year saw two brothers from Market Rasen win the award following their fantastic efforts in raising awareness for the homeless and donating hundreds of shoebox hampers over Christmas.

Our Heroes 2019 - Positive change

Positive change award

Positive Change award

This if our new award! Do you know someone who has turned a negative situation into something positive? Did they see that change was needed and decided to make a difference?