The annual search for Swindon’s unsung heroes has begun following the launch of the latest Pride of Swindon Awards.

The awards, now in their 12th year, recognise and celebrate the many selfless people in Swindon who go above and beyond to help their local communities.

People are encouraged to nominate someone they think deserves an award. Maybe they regularly give up their free time to volunteer, have overcome adverse circumstances or have consistently been a strong role model for others?

This year’s awards were launched by Mayor of Swindon Cllr Kevin Parry at the Civic Offices on Friday (30 Nov).

Cllr Parry said: “I am delighted to be able to launch these awards which recognise the fantastic work done by so many people in Swindon.

“I am sure the judges will have as difficult a time as ever in picking the winners and I wish the best of luck to everybody who is nominated.”

A team of judges will be assembled to assess the nominations and a special ceremony will be held where the winners will be presented with their awards.

Those wanting to nominate individuals or teams have until Friday, 24 January 2020 to get an application in.

The winners will have their names permanently on show on a plaque at Swindon Central Library.

To nominate someone, follow this link and complete the form.