Voting closes soon to choose who will be honoured for amazing acts of kindness at the brand new Spirit of Salford Community Awards 2019.
Two thousands nominations have been made for extraordinary volunteers and public servants who have given up much of their time to help others.
The finalists for all categories have now been announced and public votes will choose who should win in three overall awards: Citizen of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Public Servant of the Year.
To decide who truly deserves praise, people can read more and vote until 1 March on the Spirit of Salford Awards website.
The winners will be announced at a special celebration event on 14 March at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The awards are being run by a partnership of local organisations including Salford City Council, Salford CVS, Salix Homes and City West housing associations, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Greater Manchester Police, Salford City College, University of Salford, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Bupa and Ladybird private day nursery.
City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “It’s fantastic there have been so many nominations for volunteers and public sector employees who make a massive difference to the lives of local people.
"It only takes a few seconds to click to vote for these great examples of Salford selflessness, people who are giving crucial support and help every day purely out of their own kindness. Volunteering is a powerful way to connect people. It brings people of different cultures, religions and walks of life together, combats loneliness and isolation and builds positive communities.”
The three overall awards are:
There are seven individual category awards where judges have already selected the winners: