Nominate a Local Hero for an Award

Do you know someone who deserves a trophy?

Unsung local heroes who go the extra mile are set to get the recognition they deserve, with the launch of the inaugural Agilisys H&F Heroes Awards.

These awards aim to shine a light on the numerous people who put others before themselves or have a special talent that deserves to be celebrated.

Residents are being asked to nominate their H&F Heroes, with the winners being honoured at a special reception with the Mayor of the borough in April.

The council, together with headline sponsor, Agilisys and the Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle, is asking residents to recommend heroes for five awards. They are:

Young achiever - A young person, aged up to 18, who has achieved amazing things. Maybe they have overcome the odds, displayed amazing courage or shown huge talent.

Crime fighter - sponsored by the Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre - A resident or member of the community who have helped tackle crime or made their neighbourhood a safer place.

Charity worker - Recognising people who have worked tirelessly to support local charities either through fundraising or volunteering.

Entrepreneur - sponsored by the Hammersmith Broadway Shopping Centre - Celebrating people who have started a small business or enterprise of some kind – including budding bedroom entrepreneurs!

The X Factor - sponsored by Horton and Garton Estate Agents - Honouring people who have shown amazing talent, either in the world of music, theatre, art or sport.

Council Leader, Cllr Nicholas Botterill says: "We want to recognise our amazing child achievers, charity workers, sports stars, musicians and neighbourhood heroes who make our borough the best place to live in London. There are hundreds of residents out there doing unbelievable things who deserve to be congratulated for their community spirit and talent.”

Steven Beard, Agilisys CEO adds: " As long-term partners with Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in particular through our innovative Bridge Partnership with the council, we’re delighted to support this programme and celebrate the skills and talents of the individuals that make this borough such a fantastic place to live and work.

"As a locally-based business with a strong community ethos, we’re proud to be part of this initiative – and look forward to the challenge of judging from what we know will be many excellent entries."

Sid’s of 70 Fulham Palace Road, will be kindly donating trophies for the awards.

Sid's is the borough’s first choice shoe repairs, key cutting, trophies and engraving and locks, grilles and gates and has over 20 years experience .

You can nominate your Agilisys H&F Heroes here.

February 22, 2013