Tuesday, August 08, 2017


Brigg famously has its Joseph J Magrath Award for voluntary service to the community, honouring a former long-serving Town Clerk and nationally important figure in the provision of road safety.
This trophy has been presented to worthy winners every spring for many years.
There is also a business-related trophy for the best building renovation/improvement.
North Lincolnshire Council holds something similar but covering its district from Haxey in the east to Killingholme in the west; Redbourne in the south to Alkborough and Barton in the north.
The district competition has may more categories and people living in the Brigg area can make nominations now, to go with those coming in from other areas.



The council’s sixth Community Champion Awards is taking place on Thursday 23 November to recognise the unsung heroes in North Lincolnshire. Have you nominated yet?
You can nominate an individual or group who you think deserves an award. Nominations can be made online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/champion or by contacting the community recreation team on 01724 297270 or emailing community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk for a nomination form.

Do you know an individual or group that deserves an award:

  •     For the time they have dedicated to volunteering?
  •     For their contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community?
  •     To recognise their personal achievements in overcoming barriers or excelling in a sport or the arts?
  •     For their work in the local community?
  •     For being a true inspiration to others?

Make sure they get the recognition they deserve and nominate them for a 2017 Community Champion Award. There are 23 awards you can nominate people for.

Volunteer category

  •     Young Volunteer of the Year
  •     Adult Male Volunteer of the Year
  •     Adult Female Volunteer of the Year

Achievement category

  •     Anti-Bullying Champion
  •     Personal Courage
  •     Sports Achiever of the Year
  •     Young Sports Achiever of the Year
  •     Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year
  •     Adult Arts Heritage of the Year
  •     Outstanding Achievement Young
  •     Outstanding Achievement Adult

Community category

  •     Community Champion of the Year
  •     Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community
  •     Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community
  •     Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community
  •     Community Contribution to Crime Reduction
  •     Community Project of the Year
  •     Community Sports Team of the Year 

Inspiration category

  •     Young Carer of the Year
  •     Adult Carer of the Year
  •     Services to School Governance
  •     Act of Bravery Award
  •     Lifetime Achievement

The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2017.

Winners will receive a trophy and certificate, and runners-up will receive a certificate.
For more details about the Community Champion Awards, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/champion

Cllr John Briggs, Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire, said: "Now in its sixth year, the Community Champion Awards recognise the wonderful achievements and inspiring stories from people in North Lincolnshire. The awards make sure that those who deserve it, are recognised for their selfless acts, bravery and determination.
“Each year it is truly heart-warming to discover all the great things people do in North Lincolnshire and we want to make sure they are rewarded.
“If you know an individual or group that deserves a Community Champion Award, make sure you nominate them. Whether it is a personal achievement, inspiration to others, the work they have done in their community or volunteering their services for a good cause, we want to hear from you.”

You can find out more by visiting http://www.northlincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/embrace-patient-network/ or speaking to Sally using the details above.

PICTURED ABOVE: Some of the current holders of the Joseph J Magrath award pictured in the spring with the then Town Mayor Coun Ann Eardley. They are Andrew Markham, Lesley Whitehand and Zoe Hall, keen fundraisers for the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity.

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