Can you nominate a Fifer for Local Hero awards?

Kingdom FM Local Hero awards 2018
Kingdom FM Local Hero awards 2018

It’s time to nominate your unsung heroes – and give them the recognition they deserve.

Kingdom FM’s 2018 Local Hero Awards launched this week.

Kingdom fm Local Heroes Launch 2018 at the Rothes Halls Glenrothes. ltr Allan Crow Fife Free Press Editor, Andy Lamb Forth  Ports Scotland, Owen Buchanan of Owen Buchanan Builders and Skips, Blair Crofts Kingdom FM, Martin Dickson & Kirsty Stock Gym 64. Karen Graham ESPC (Pic: George McLuskie)

Kingdom fm Local Heroes Launch 2018 at the Rothes Halls Glenrothes. ltr Allan Crow Fife Free Press Editor, Andy Lamb Forth Ports Scotland, Owen Buchanan of Owen Buchanan Builders and Skips, Blair Crofts Kingdom FM, Martin Dickson & Kirsty Stock Gym 64. Karen Graham ESPC (Pic: George McLuskie)

It’s the 11th year of the event which celebrates the remarkable achievements and efforts of Fifers at the heart of their community.

And, this year, the Fife Free Press Group of news papers is on board too.

We are media partners to the event and will be helping to generate entries across each category, and profiling some of the past winners to encourage more people to put forward their nominations.

The Local Hero Awards were launched in 2007, and, since then, they have honoured a host of groups and individuals who have all gone the extra mile for others – from fundraising to organising community events, and working hard away from the spotlight to make the lives of others that little bit better.

Together they have made Fife a better place.

They say they’re ordinary ... but their acts are truly extraordinary.

Over the last 11 years, Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards have received tens of thousands of nominations.

Some 420 Fifers have beenshortlisted and celebrated for their selfless work in our schools, workplaces, communities and homes.

And the winners have come from towns and villages across the Kingdom.

Now the door is open for YOU to nominate the people who will receive this year’s awards.

Nominations open today (Thursday), and can be done online at www.kingdomfm.com – and look out also for the forms in our newspapers including the Fife Free Press, East Fife Mail, Glenrothes Gazette, Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen.

They will all be considered for the shortlist ahead of the glittering awards ceremony which takes place on August 31 at Rothes Halls.

Nominating someone is one way of saying thank you to them – and, in many cases, givien them long overdue recognition.

Blair Crofts, Kingdom FM’s managing director, said: “We look forward to seeing who will make this year’s shortlist.

‘‘I’m always hugely impressed by the quality of nominations and I’m proud that Kingdom FM is able to celebrate those people who really put Fife on the map.”

Darren Stenhouse, station manager, added: “It’s a real honour to be part of this annual event.

‘‘ Every year I’m amazed and humbled by the nominations we receive for our Local Hero Awards.

‘‘If you know a Fifer who deserves to be recognised I’d urge you to vote for them as you never know, they may just end up joining us at our award ceremony.’’

The awards are proudly supported by MPH Home, Gym Sixty-Four, Pentland Landrover Cupar, ESPC, Forth Ports Scotland, and Owen Buchanan Builders and Skips.

>> There are 13 categories in the Kingdom FM Local Hero awards. Nominations for each are open from today (Thursday). You have until April 30 to put forward a group or individual you think should be a winner in the 2018 awards.

The categories are

Child of Achievement (sponsored by Skene Group Construction Servic es)

Provost’s Award (sponsored by Fife Council)

Sports Person of the Year (sponsored by Farmer Autocare)

Fundraiser of the Year (sponsored by Consider IT)

Mary Leishman Award (sponsored by the Mary Leishman Foundation)

Best School (sponsored by AH Fireplace Installations)

New Business Start-Up (sponsored by Business Gateway)

Carer of the year (sponsored by Abbotsford Care)

Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Cadham Pharmacy)

Best Community Group (sponsored by Diageo)

Green Initiative (sponsored by University of St Andrews)

Unsung Hero (sponsored by Blue Star, St Andrews)

Home Grown Talent (sponsored by Fife College)

You can nominate online here KingdomFM