Edinburgh Local Hero Awards: Nominate your Fundraiser of the Year and Neighbour of the Year

This year’s Edinburgh Local Hero Awards are almost upon us, but there’s still plenty of time to nominate people, including those who have gone that extra mile to help charities or give their neighbours a helping hand.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 4:55 am
Updated Monday, 20th September 2021, 1:24 pm

Charities will always need support and the Fundraiser of the Year Award recognises those who, like last year’s winner Trudie Murphy, continue to dedicate their time to raising money and awareness.

For Ms Murphy, who launched a fundraiser to help cover the cost of treatment for her inoperable cancerous brain tumour, it was an effort to literally save her life, but others also push themselves so that charities can continue doing the great work they do to help others.

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The Neighbour of the Year category meanwhile recognises an individual who has gone over and above the call of duty to be a good neighbour. The award is for a person who gives their time to someone who needs company or regular support and acts selflessly towards making a neighbour’s life a little better.

Last year’s winner Hannah Daly went out of her way to help people in her area during the Covid-19 lockdown.

And those are just two of the categories in this year’s awards.

People can also nominate their local heroes in categories that include the Edinburgh Local Hero Award 2021 – sponsored by @pizza – Volunteer of the Year, Inspirational Young Adult, Bravery Award and Sporting Hero.

Other honours include the Sustainable School Award – sponsored by Scottish Power, Parent or Guardian of the Year – sponsored by Port of Leith Distillery, Community Champion – sponsored by CityFibre – and Junior Local Hero Award – sponsored by Edinburgh Zoo.

The Edinburgh Local Hero Awards event was held online last year, but there is nothing virtual about this year’s ceremony, which will be a live in-person affair running on December 9.

However, the event will still be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend.

Nominations are open until October 22 and everyone who nominates will received a 25 per cent @pizza discount.

Visit www.edinburghlocalheroes.co.uk to submit your nominations for the various categories.

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