NOMINATIONS have been flying in for this year's Pride of Bracknell Awards.

Launched in September, the News supported by Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, is on the search for unsung heroes to celebrate and recognise.

This year we have teamed up with charities to offer their nominations, but there is still time for you to put forward who you think deserves a Pride of Bracknell Award.

The awards are open to anyone living in the Bracknell, Ascot, Crowthorne, Sandhurst, Wokingham and Finchampstead area.

It could be a parent at your school who volunteers their time to help with reading, or a member of your church who befriends those without families to offer support.

They don't have to have risked their life to save a kitten or cycled around the globe. They could be anyone, young or old. Full details of the awards are shown, left. If you are unsure which category your hero fits into then contact editor Rebecca Johnson on 0118 955 3316 or email her at There is still plenty of time to nominate and don't miss this chance to celebrate and recognise the work of someone you know.

To nominate your unsung hero, fill in the nomination form found in this Thursday's News and send it to us at the Pride of Bracknell Awards, Bracknell News, South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.

All nominations have to be in by Monday, November 2. Judges will then sift through them for the shortlist. Winners will be announced at a glitzy evening dinner at The Grange Hotel in Bracknell on Monday, November 23.

EDUCATION CHAMPION Someone who has helped champion the education of children and teenagers working with them in schools, the work place or outreach projects.

SPORTING HERO Someone who has dedicated their life to a sport, or helping others in a sport in a coaching/training capacity.

CHILD OF COURAGE A person under the age of 18 who has battled through difficulties, excelled in life or just overcome adversity.

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER Someone who has devoted their own time to helping others - this could be through charity work, setting up projects in the community or volunteering.

ECO HERO An organisation that has shown a true commitment to reducing it's carbon footprint, improving the environment or shown flair with recycling.

PUBLIC WORKER CHAMPION A council, police or NHS worker who has gone beyond the call of duty for their job to benefit the community and town.

CREATIVE HERO An organisation or person whose artistic flair or project has excelled in bringing Pride to Bracknell and the area.