Launch of the Doncaster Pride Awards

The winners and special recognition winners at Doncaster Pride Awards. Picture: Andrew Roe
The winners and special recognition winners at Doncaster Pride Awards. Picture: Andrew Roe

Today we launch the Doncaster Pride Awards to honour those exceptional people in the town that go over and above to give something back to their community.

The awards aim to recognise people from all walks of life, young and old for a range of different contributions.

Pirde Awards.

Pirde Awards.

The nominations will be deliberated over by a panel of judges.

Winners will be honoured at a glittering awards ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse on Wednesday, October 21, from 6pm.

South Yorkshire Newspapers group editor Phil Bramley said: “Readers tell us on a regular basis how proud they are of Doncaster and how individuals in the town have made a real difference so we are delighted to be able to celebrate this and give these people a well deserved pat on the back.

“We are looking forward to seeing the entries flooding in.”

Haroldine Lockwood, events manager, added: “There are many reasons to be proud of Doncaster, but the main one is the incredible people who live and work here to make it such a fantastic community.

“These awards are perhaps the most important that the Doncaster Free Press presents each year.

“They honour the brave and the determined, the ordinary people who do the special things that prove to be such an inspiration to us all.

“I am incredibly proud to be involved with these awards as they recognise our area’s true heroes: the unsung people of courage and commitment who deserve recognition the most.”

Doncaster mayor Ros Jones said: “The Pride Awards are a fantastic opportunity to congratulate all of these community heroes for everything they do in Doncaster. We can be extremely proud to have such people in our borough, and I am glad that we have the chance to celebrate and thank them with these awards.”

How to nominate

To nominate fill in the online form: NOMINATE NOW - Click here

Alternatively, email with Pride Awards in the subject line, stating the award you wish to nominate, along with your details, details of the nominee and your reasons for nominating, or write to Haroldine Lockwood, The Derbyshire Times, Spire Walk, off Derby Road, Chester-field, Derbyshire, S40 2WG. Please note email or postal nominations should be a maximum of 250 words and must be received by Monday September 28. Any questions call events manager on 07803505658.