Search on for the un­sung he­roes of our com­mu­nity

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

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

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