Here's how you can vote in this year's Pride of Whittlesey Awards

Pride of Whittlesey Awards 2020

Nominations are now open for the Pride of Whittlesey Awards 2020, organised by Fenland Youth Radio - Credit: Fenland Youth Radio

Those that have gone the extra mile to support their local community during 2020 will be recognised at the Pride of Whittlesey Awards. 

There are 10 categories for candidates in the town and surrounding villages that highlight the achievements of individuals and organisations.

David Carr, station manager at Fenland Youth Radio who are organising the event, said: “Although the potential nominees don’t go looking for awards, it’s important that Whittlesey and the villages has a chance to say ‘thank you’.” 

Here are the categories: 

  • Volunteer of the Year – for a volunteer aged 18 or over who has made an outstanding contribution to their community 
  • Secondary school champion/volunteer - for a volunteer aged 12-18 who has made an outstanding contribution to their community 
  • Primary school champion/volunteer - for a volunteer aged 11 and under who has made an outstanding contribution to their community 
  • Business community champion – for a local business that has made an exceptional contribution to its community with funding opportunities, hosting events or providing advice and resources 
  • Community wellbeing champion or group – for an individual/group that has championed wellbeing within their community, such as through sporting/exercise opportunities or helping develop lifestyles
  • Environmental champion – for a school, business, community group or individual who has made a positive impact on the environment 
  • Community group/project or initiative – projects and/or initiatives run by individuals, groups or voluntary organisations that have improved or benefitted Whittlesey and its local communities 
  • Outstanding sporting achievement – those whose individual, efforts and achievements in sport vitalise communities, bring people together and support physical and mental wellbeing, or have achieved significant sporting success 
  • Helping hands – for individuals not associated with a group, charity or organisation who make a difference to others’ lives, such as a neighbour or someone who helps their family and friends in need 
  • Lifetime community hero – for someone who has had a long-term impact in their community and has shown commitment to their cause by raising funds and/or volunteering 

You can self-nominate or nominate another person or group by completing a form at To submit your form, email by 9pm on Sunday January 31, 2021.