BBC Sussex unsung heroes: Nominations wanted

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Image caption Do you know someone in Sussex who deserves recognition?

In December BBC Sussex will host its second awards ceremony to salute the unsung heroes working in the local community.

Do you know of someone who you think deserves recognition for their hard work in Sussex at the BBC Sussex Community Heroes Awards 2012?

Just tell us in no more than 250 words who you would like to nominate and why.

Individuals must be based in, or resident in Sussex.

The deadline for suggestions is midnight on 2 November.

Please include your name, address and contact number, then email us:

The details of the award categories and the terms and conditions for nominations are as follows:

Award categories

Young achiever

Awarded to anyone aged 18 or under, who has demonstrated courage or maturity beyond their years.


Awarded to someone who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of adversity.


Presented to a member of the emergency services for commitment to their profession.


Awarded to someone who has contributed to local sporting life, either playing a sport or acting as a referee or official.

Good neighbour

Awarded to the person who goes out of their way to help their neighbours.


Someone who has given up their time to raise funds for a charity or good cause.


Awarded to a person who gives up their time voluntarily to help out a charity or good cause

Local entrepreneur

Recognising an individual or company's contribution to supporting the local business community.

Animal welfare

Someone who goes out of their way to care for animals.

Outstanding achievement award

The one person from all nominations received who the judges feel worthy of special recognition

How to nominate

To put someone forward for a Local Hero Award, please complete the following Award Category and details:

Reason (Please tell us why you think this person deserves an award - max 250 words):

Nominee' s name, your name, your email address, your phone number and address.

Then email your nominations to

Alternatively you can post your nomination to BBC Sussex, Broadcasting Centre, Brighton, BN1 3XB

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