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THE best teacher, carer, adult learner or charity champion - we want to hear about the people who inspire you and deserve some recognition.

The time has come to start nominating your heroes for the second Warrington Inspiration Awards. Designed to recognise the best of our town, we will be handing out prizes in 10 categories at a star studded awards night at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in October.

And now is the time to send us your nominees.

We have awards for foster carer of the year, young carer, charity champion, adult learner, teacher, act of courage, teenager, sportsperson, contribution to the community and a lifetime achievement.

Nicola Priest, Warrington Guardian editor, said she is excited to look ahead to the awards.

She added “Last year, our first awards were an incredible occasion

“Everyone who attended had a great night and it was lovely to be able to celebrate the achievements of the people who make Warrington great.

“There are so many inspiring and remarkable people in our town, many of whom we feature every week.

“So the opportunity to celebrate them all on one grand night was one too good to miss.”

You can nominate your inspirations for each of the categories from now until September 11.

Just tell us who you are nominating and why that person should win. Keep your nominations to 100 words or less.

And include your contact details, and if possible, those of the person you are nominating.

You can email nominations to newsdesk@guardiangrp.co.uk or write to us, Inspiration Awards, Newsdesk, The Warrington Guardian, 138, Bridge Street, Warrington, WA1 2RU.

The awards night takes place on October 30 with the prizes as well as top entertainment on show. ____________________________________________________________________________________

PRIZES will be given out in 10 categories on the night. Here are a list of the prizes on offer and what we are looking for:

Foster carer of the year: We are looking for someone who has shown exceptional commitment to fostering either themselves, promoting the work or helping reunite a family.

Young carer of the year:: Tell us about a friend, family member or someone you know who has made a huge sacrifice to care for others

Charity champion: We want to hear about an individual or organisation who has committed to raising money or giving time to a good cause.

Adult learner of the year: We are looking to recognise individuals who have transformed their lives through personal development and adult learning.

Teacher of the year: Tell us about an exceptional teacher who has really made an outstanding contribution to the lives of their pupils.

Act of courage award. We are looking for a person who has carried out an act of exceptional bravery or daring.

Teenager of the year: For anyone aged 18 who has show amazing bravery or excelled in any way.

Sportsperson of the year: We want to hear about the achievements of Warrington’s finest on the sport field and in furthering sport in the community.

Contribution to the community: This award is for any individual who gives up their time to help others - in any way.

Great and green: For individuals, or organisations who have done the most to have an impact on our environment for the better.

Lifetime achievement award: The most prestigious award of the night and the one that won’t require nominations. We will choose someone who has given a lifetime to improving the town.

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