The Charnwood Community Heroes awards, run by Charnwood Borough Council, are a chance to thank people, groups and organisations who have carried out a good deed – no matter how small or large – in our community.

Community heroes logoIt could be someone who has helped a neighbour, raised funds or is always there for others. Or it could be a group, organisation or business which has carried out some excellent work in the past 12 months.

In 2020, there were nine categories to enter plus the Harry Cook award, which is decided by Harry's family and will be presented in memory of the Loughborough in Bloom stalwart.

There wasn't a specific COVID-19 category, but we welcomed nominations in each of the categories for those that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

COVID-19 meant that the award presentation was a virtual event this year, presented on the Charnwood Community Heroes and Charnwood Borough Council's Facebook pages on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

The nine open categories were: Young Hero; Super Trooper; Good Neighbour; Inspiring Others; Green Hero; Business Community Action; Top Team; Beyond the Call of Duty; and Brilliant Board/Trustee Member.

View a list of all the nominees for 2020

Watch the highlights videos of this year's awards

You can keep up to date with the latest Charnwood Community Heroes news by following the Council on Twitter @CharnwoodBC and look for the hashtag #CommunityHeroes2020. Or visit the Charnwood Community Heroes Facebook page:

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Last updated: Tue 7th September, 2021 @ 13:46