Find out how the CCG plans to pay tribute to the town’s most dedicated people

Dr. Boleslaw Posmyk.
Dr. Boleslaw Posmyk.

Bosses at Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) say they are looking forward to paying tribute to the town’s most dedicated people at the Mail’s annual awards.

The CCG is lending its support to the Best of Hartlepool Awards as we look to honour outstanding members of the community.

Dr Boleslaw Posmyk, chairman of Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Groups said: “Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Clinical Commissioning Group are delighted and proud to sponsor the Best of Hartlepool Awards.

“The awards are a great opportunity to reward personal achievement and honour those who deserve recognition and are a true inspiration to others.”

He added: “Many of us will know unsung heroes who make our communities better places to live and I look forward to paying tribute to the dedication they have shown to this region.”

This year’s awards have also been sponsored by Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Hart Biologicals and Utility Alliance, along with Stagecoach North East and Specsavers.

Now we are calling on you to nominate individuals who deserve a Best of Hartlepool Award and for the first time this year there is a special category for talented youngsters called the Young Performer of the Year.

Those nominated in that category will get to compete in their own big event in front of a live audience on October 30 at Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

The top three from the evening of great entertainment will go on to compete at the grand finale of the overall awards.

After the young performers’ night, the judges will meet to draw up a shortlist for all the categories in early November.

And then comes the grand final, which will be held at Hardwick Hall on Tuesday, November 21.

To nominate someone for an award, please send your entries by post to Lynn Wild, Hartlepool Mail, Alexander House, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA.Alternatively email: lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.

The deadline for all entries is Monday, October 23.

Categories:

l Young Performer of the Year (under 21);

l Green Champion;

l Student of the Year;

l Fundraiser of the Year;

l Volunteer of the Year;

l Sporting Excellence;

l Community Group;

l Community Champion;

l Child of Courage;

l Child of Achievement;

l Emergency Services Award;

l Carer of the Year;

l Neighbour of the Year;

l Sports Team of the Year;

l Role Model of the Year;

l Lifetime Achievement Award.