King Power Stadium
Filbert Way, Leicester, LE2 7FL.
LeicestershireLive Heroes 2019
In it’s fourth year the LeicestershireLive Heroes are back to celebrate and honour the achievements of remarkable people who make Leicestershire a better place. The awards will recognise people from all walks of life that inspire people with their acts of bravery, determination and selflessness. Categories will target contributions throughout the community from good neighbours, volunteers and people integral to our wellbeing in our day to day lives.
Tue 30 Apr
Fri 14 Jun
Wed 10 Jul
Leicestershire Police & Crime Commissioner
All too often, acts of courage and selflessness go unnoticed or are simply taken for granted. The people involved receive little or no recognition and often remain unsung heroes.
Individuals can, and do, make a real difference. That’s why I am delighted to be celebrating their feats through these awards.
Some people go to extraordinary lengths in support of others, while there are other occasions when very simply, everyday acts help to turn someone’s life around.
In Leicestershire we are fortunate. We have many heroes willing to invest their time and energy into making a difference. Lots of ordinary people, who care about one another and do what they can to support others overcome life’s obstacles, help enormously. They are real heroes.
As Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, it’s primarily my job to see that local people feel safe and secure in their communities. At the end of the day, that’s what we all want.
This year, I’m investing over £400,000 in to community-run projects led by ordinary people. These people are helping to keep young people on the straight and narrow, tackling the scourge of knife crime, encourage our diverse communities to integrate with one another and supporting people to break bad habits such as alcohol or drug addiction. Without their help Leicestershire wouldn’t be the wonderful place it is today. They are heroes.
But so too are the people who visit those who are isolated, people who create community groups to tackle local issues, who clear up public spaces, people who put others ahead of themselves.
There are so many people deserving of recognition. These awards provide that opportunity and I’m very proud to be involved.
Lord Willy Bach
Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner