Last chance to nominate your heroes of the town

Last year's Grand Central Heart of the Community Awards winners

Last year's Grand Central Heart of the Community Awards winners

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People have just days left to nominate their favourites for an award.

 Grand Central Rail is calling for people in Hartlepool to nominate unsung heroes who have made a difference to their local communities.

 Organisers say the deadline for entries in the Grand Central Heart of the Community Awards is September 18.

 After the deadline has passed, the winners will be selected by no later than October 2.

 Organisers of the competition say the awards will recognise those that have made a positive contribution to the communities along the rail provider’s routes – whether it’s raising money for good causes or volunteering for a local initiative – and reward them for their efforts. Entries will be judged by Grand Central and a winner from each of its routes will be announced at the ceremony.

 The winner will receive a family trip to London, including rail travel, hotel and visit to The London Bridge Experience and Tombs attraction, as well as a £500 donation from Grand Central to the charity of their choice.

 Entrants can email their nominations along with their name, age, telephone number and address to grandcentral@grayling.com using the title header Hartlepool Heart of the Community Awards.

 An entry form can be downloaded at www.grandcentralrail.com/about-us/news-press/heart-of-the-community-awards-2015/.