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WATCH: Highland Heroes 2023: Nominate your volunteer of the year

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Scott, David and Chris Dowling of Cairngorm Group, sponsor of the volunteer of the year award.
Scott, David and Chris Dowling of Cairngorm Group, sponsor of the volunteer of the year award.

There are so many unsung heroes in our communities who quietly go about helping and supporting others purely out of kindness and compassion.

Well, we want you to shout out and tell us all about the generous volunteers in your area. Highland Heroes is celebrating these unsung stars with the volunteer of the year award. They will be an individual who has been beyond generous in volunteering their time and talents to help others.

NOMINATE at www.hnmedia.co.uk/highlandheroes by midnight, January 6, 2023.

Home improvement specialists, Cairngorm Group, is sponsoring the award for volunteer of the year.

Joint managing director Chris Dowling was delighted to back Highland Heroes: “Volunteers are so important to our communities and for many people, make a huge difference to their lives. Not everyone can donate money to help others but volunteers generously donate their time and energy which is just as precious and has a hugely positive impact on communities.

“We’re delighted to support Highland Heroes and the volunteer of the year award which will go some way to say thank you to the countless unsung hero volunteers throughout the Highlands.”

The 2023 Highland Heroes, sponsored by Inverness Airport, feature 14 categories where you can nominate individuals or groups in your community who you feel have gone above and beyond to support and care for others.

New for 2023 is the green hero award which will be presented to an individual who is helping to create a cleaner, greener future.

The categories are:

  • Primary pupil
  • Primary teacher
  • Secondary pupil
  • Secondary teacher
  • School of the year
  • Brave child
  • Carer
  • Fundraiser
  • Charitable organisation
  • Emergency services/armed forces hero
  • Healthcare hero
  • Volunteer
  • Community champion
  • Green hero

Each week, your favourite Highland News & Media newspapers and websites will include special features about each of the categories along with all the details of how you can nominate individuals or organisations in your community.

Once all of your nominations are in, our judging panel will face the difficult task of whittling down your entries to create a shortlist.

All the shortlistees will be featured in our special supplement where you will be invited to vote for your Highland Heroes of 2023!

As well as the 14 main categories, there is also a very special accolade which will be presented at the awards ceremony at the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Friday, March 10, 2023. The hero of heroes will be decided by our judges from all of the winners at the ceremony and revealed on the night!

READ more about Highland Heroes 2023

Highland Heroes launch

Charitable organisation

Primary school teacher

Brave child

Who will you nominate?
Who will you nominate?

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