Last three categories unveiled in Spirit of Campbeltown Awards

Cheryl Brown, left, is the creator of the Spirit of Campbeltown Awards which will recognise the unsung heroes who have supported the community throughout the pandemic.
Cheryl Brown, left, is the creator of the Spirit of Campbeltown Awards which will recognise the unsung heroes who have supported the community throughout the pandemic.

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Details of the final three categories in the Spirit of Campbeltown Awards have been revealed.

Created by Campbeltown woman Cheryl Brown to honour the unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond for the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards will recognise the efforts of people across 12 categories:

  • Service with a Smile
  • Young Person of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Role Model of the Year
  • Exceptional Achievement of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Helping Hand Award
  • Educator of the Year
  • Tradesman of the Year
  • Keyworker of the Year
  • The Heart of the Community Award

Nominations for the first six categories – Young Person of the Year, Community Group of the Year, Service with a Smile, Role Model of the Year, Exceptional Achievement of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Helping Hand Award and Educator of the Year – have already been made.

This week it is time for the final three: Tradesman of the Year, Keyworker of the Year and the Heart of the Community Award.

Tradesman of the Year – This award should go to a tradesman who always works hard and is a credit to their trade. This person could have worked on community projects which have benefited the town over the years. This award will go to someone who is always there to help others.

Keyworker of the Year – This award should go to every keyworker that worked through the pandemic. We are truly thankful to you all and everyone should be recognised. Please nominate someone who works in the NHS, a shop keeper, a teacher, a council worker; any keyworker that had to continue working all the way through the pandemic. So many people had to work and look after children/vulnerable people and we take our hats off to you all.

Heart of the Community Award- This award will go to someone who is at the heart of our wee toon; always going above and beyond for others and making Campbeltown even more special than it already is.

‘This will be the last of the categories so get your nominations in and show those local heroes that we are truly thankful for all that they do,’ said Cheryl.

The Springbank Distillery-sponsored awards are being judged by Cheryl, South Kintyre councillor John Armour and Campbeltown Courier reporter Hannah O’Hanlon.

Nominations for the latest categories can be made until Monday July 19 at 9am via Cheryl’s Facebook page.

People can nominate just one person for each category by commenting on the post on Cheryl’s page.

They must state who they are nominating and include a message to say why the nominee deserves to win the particular award.

Nominations made without a justification will not be considered.