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Name your local hero(ine)

04.30.08 | Comment?

I got an invitation from the Ormskirk/Skelmersdale Advertiser to nominate a ‘local hero’.  I’ve pasted it in below.  If anyone’s got anyone from Bickerstaffe or wider West Lancs that they want to put forward, please let me know.  i’m happy to do the required 250 words if I’m given the right info.  Of course you can also do it direct.

The message from the addy reads:

“Dear Councillor,

I am contacting you regarding the Advertiser Community Heroes Awards.

The Advertiser is looking to reward West Lancashire’s unsung heroes so if you know someone who gives a lot of service to the community then please tell us all about them.

This could be someone or a team of people who helps out at the local school, church or community centre.

You know the sort of person. Someone that people always call on when they need something doing.

If you are a governor at your local school then perhaps you can think of some pupils that do a lot of good work in the school above and beyond the call of duty that could be put forward.

Or perhaps a school dinner lady or school crossing patroller are real characters that all the children love. Such a person would be a worthy winner of this award.

Alternatively if you have any groups of pupils that are involved in projects within the school or the local community then perhaps they could be put forward as we have a team section.

This could involve anything from recycling schemes to protect the environment to young performers going to entertain elderly people in old folk’s homes.

We also have an award for schools so if you think your school deserves the prize then get someone to nominate it.

You have until Friday, May 9 to nominate someone.

You can nominate someone online at or or by writing, in no more than 250 words, to: Community Heroes, Advertiser, Glenbourne House, Ormskirk, L39 2EL, or email

A panel of judges will then examine all the nominees to pick the winners in each category.

I look forward to hearing from you with your nominations. I can be contacted on 01695 587705 or 07985 022261 if you have any questions.”



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