Do you know any unsung heroes whose praises you'd like to sing? Do you know any groups within your community who contribute to the city but don't get the recognition they deserve?
People of any age can now be nominated, as long as they've made an outstanding contribution to the city of Salford. The contribution could be through services to the arts, industry, commerce, the community, entertainment, sport, education or to the welfare of others, either nationally, regionally or at city level.
Get nominating people now, so they can follow in the footsteps of one of Salford's famous sons, Russell Watson, a previous Citizen Award winner.
The awards are split into three categories:
A different category will run every month, eg the adult's award will run in January, the children's award will run in February, then the community groups award in March and so on.
It is easy, simply choose one of these methods:
Or, download and print the nomination form at the bottom of this page and post it to:
The Ceremonial Mayor's Office
Salford Civic Centre
You can nominate people or groups for one of the awards. The Ceremonial Mayor will read through all of the nominations each month and with the help of the Council Agenda Group will pick a winner. The winner will be contacted directly by the Ceremonial Mayor's office and invited in for lunch with the Ceremonial Mayor and Mayoress where they will be able to pick up their award and certificate.
Now what are you waiting for, get nominating!
Phyllis Bacon (Adults): Phyllis has worked tirelessly at fund raising for her local community, for over the past 25 years. Without fail every Wednesday she runs a knick knack stall at her local parish church of St Thomas, Pendleton. Over the years, Phyllis has raised thousands of pounds which has benefitted the church and local people.
Swinton FC (Community Group): Swinton FC is a local club who carry out exceptional work within the community, especially the nurturing of young footballing talent within the area, providing a secure and fun environment for children to learn and develop and not forgetting the Charter Standard Community Club status that the club was also recently awarded. Players from the club have been invited to act as ball boys at several of the Northern Premier League First Division North matches where their organisation, conduct and sense of teamwork is recognised. Representatives and players of Swinton FC are notable for their commitment and selfless enthusiasm. They are a credit to themselves, the game of football and to the city as a whole.
Patricia Culpan (Adults): Pat has been based at Cleggs Lane Church in her role as community worker over the past five years and is employed by the Farnworth and Worsley Methodist Circuit of ten local churches. Officially, this is a part-time position of just 18 hours a week. In order to establish the gardening group, the allotments project, the cafe and the food bank, Pat has readily given her own personal time way beyond her paid 18 hours. Her commitment and impact on the local community has been considerable. This award would help to acknowledge the tireless enthusiasm of a very dedicated individual.
If you have any questions or queries to do with the Mayor's Citizen Award, please call the Ceremonial Mayor's office on 0161 793 3618 or email email@example.com.
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