LeicestershireLive Heroes 2020
In it’s sixth year, LeicestershireLive Heroes 2020 will celebrate and honour the achievements of remarkable people who make Leicestershire a better place. The virtual awards which are headline sponsored by the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner launched on Monday, March 30, 2020 and will recognise people from all walks of life that inspire 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.
After the nomination closing date on Wednesday, July 22, three finalists will be shortlisted within each category by the judging panel. The winners will then be announced at the virtual awards, which will be streamed live online on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and will be hosted by ITV’s Des Coleman.
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Mon 30 Mar
Wed 22 Jul
Wed 29 Jul
Tue 8 Sep
Leicestershire Police and 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 stay unsung heroes.
Individuals can, and do, make a real difference. Some people go to extraordinary lengths in support of others, while there are other occasions when everyday acts help to turn someone’s life around.
In Leicestershire, as these Awards illustrate, we have many heroes willing to invest their time and energy to make a real difference. There are many people who do what they can to support others as they try to overcome life’s challenges. They are real heroes.
Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Lord Willy Bach, will step down from the role in May this year. Since his election in 2016 he has invested over £1m in support of community-led projects which help dramatically in the work to prevent crime and keep people safe.
For example, some help to keep young people out of trouble, other encourage our diverse communities to integrate with one another, or support those trying to escape from the cyclical problems of substance misuse, while others provide assistance to vulnerable people who are at risk of becoming abused or exploited.
But there are also the people who, of their own volition, visit those who are isolated; people who create community groups to tackle local issues; those who clear up public spaces and those people who put others ahead of themselves. There are the people who help others in critical, often dangerous, situations. They are all inspiring people.
People want to feel safe and secure in their communities and we should be grateful that so many people help to achieve that in so many different way. There are very many people deserving of recognition and these awards provide that opportunity.
Please click on the categories below to reveal the criteria for each award.
Volunteer of the Year
Bravery and Courage
Eco Warrior Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Hero of Leicestershire 2020
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