Nominate your unsung Thame hero now!
There are people all around Thame who help their neighbours, support local groups or go out of their way for others in their community. That is why, nine years ago, the Town Council launched Thame Town Awards as a way to recognise, thank and celebrate those special people who are working hard to make our community a safer, more vibrant and happier place to live.
Each year the Council invites members of the public to nominate their local unsung heroes, and this year is no different! They want you to tell them about individuals and groups who have made a special contribution to life in Thame. This could be a volunteer, a teacher, a shop worker, someone old, someone young – pretty much anyone! This year there are five categories in which you can make a nomination:
Someone of any age who has shown great dedication to their sport. Perhaps a player, a coach, even someone who supports your team from the side-lines.
Volunteer of the Year
An individual or organisation who has worked tirelessly for the good of the community. Thame is a hive of community activity, but who deserves your nomination?
Someone who has made a significant contribution to Thame over an extended period of time. They could be anyone from a teacher or carer to a fundraiser or event organiser. This award can be made posthumously.
Service with a Smile
A business or an individual that consistently provides a faultless and friendly service.
Creative Arts Achievement
A person of any age who excels in the creative arts. This could be in acting, painting, music, dance, photography – the list goes on!
To date, Thame Town Council has awarded 48 Town Awards to local people. One of last year’s winners, Angela Willson, was delighted with her Voluntary Individual award:
“I was totally surprised to be nominated for the Voluntary Individual award in 2016. I have had the privilege of being part of Lea Park Residents’ Association for many years and this had opened up opportunities to take part in a number of Thame projects such as Thame Tidy Day. In the past I have attended the Thame Town Awards event which highlights the wide range of activities and services that are organised by ordinary Thame citizens. I am thankful to those who nominate others for recognition of their contribution to the life of Thame.”
Making a nomination could not be easier. Visit www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/town-awards and fill out an electronic form, or pop in to the Town Hall Information Centre and pick up a voting card. You can find out a bit more about the Town Awards and meet some of our judging panel at the Thame Market Community Stall on Tuesday 14 March 2017. Make sure to follow the awards on Facebook ‘Thame Town Awards’ or on Twitter using #ThameAwards!
The closing date for nominations is Monday 3 April 2017. Please visit http://www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/town-awards for terms and conditions. This year’s awards are generously supported by Risborough Carers, who are celebrating their 25th birthday in 2017.