Search on for the unsung heroes of our community
THE annual Your Champions search for the unsung heroes and heroines of our community reaches its 30th year in 2017.
Every year for the past three decades, Trinity Mirror Cheshire has teamed up with ScottishPower Foundation to throw the spotlight on those people and groups who go above and beyond to make their communities a better place to live.
And now the search is on as we aim to pay tribute to those who are making a real difference in our area.
A gala, red carpet event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Chester on Friday, November 17, with Olympic silver medallist Colin Jackson CBE on hand to present awards to this year’s successful champions.
The Your Champions Awards 2017 are now open for nominations and will recognise people in five categories: ● Champion Person Of The Year – Man or woman who is making the most significant contribution to their community. ● Champion Volunteer Of The Year – An individual who has tirelessly over the years supported a local charity or voluntary organisation. ● Champion Team Of The Year – A group of people which is making a contribution to their community, from those who improve the environment, to sporting and charitable organisations. ● Sporting Champion Of The Year – An individual or team that have excelled in their sport and are an example to others. ● Young Champion Of The Year – A special young person, under the age of 19, who has succeeded – often against the odds – to tirelessly fundraise or help others. A CRUSADING paramedic from Runcorn who completed the gruelling 50km Liverpool Nightrider cycling challenge after being diagnosed with cancer, has been nominated for the champion person category
Steve Evans MBE conquered the route despite having cancer of the tongue himself.
He decided to take on the night-time ride in memory of his late father Colin who died of cancer 25 years ago at the same age as Steve is now and to raise cash for Macmillan, bringing in £465 for the charity.
Steve, 62, said his own cancer scan has shown the lump in his tongue has not spread and he was due to have surgery on July 27.
Anyone who still wants to donate should visit www. justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-evans-mbe