Give national acclaim to local champs

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013 at Bertie's at La Cachette, Elland.'All award winners with host Jon Hammond, front right.
Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013 at Bertie's at La Cachette, Elland.'All award winners with host Jon Hammond, front right.

Our local community champions were recognised in the Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013.

Although sung from the valleys of Calderdale; are our local community social crusaders unsung in the national arena?

In annual national honours the north of the country is under represented in nominations.

The Cabinet Office reported that they are keen to increase the number of community activists nominated for national awards.

The Courier Community Spirit Awards 2013 took place on July 18 and there were many fine and worthy individuals deserved of a British Empire Medal; Member, Officer or Commander of the Order of the British Empire; or Dame or Knight status.

See our Community Spirit pull-out special, page 45.

If you know of an outstanding individual from our region please nominate online at gov.uk/honours or call 02072762777 to request a nomination application pack.