THERE are just a few days left to show your support for YOUR community heroes – so get voting!
Last month we profiled our 2013 Community Awards nominees in a special supplement.
So now it is over to YOU to choose the winners.
You can vote by post using the coupon printed in the paper or by text using the four-digit code by the candidates’ names.
To vote by text, simply send a text message starting with cco community, the four-digit voting number of who you are voting for plus your name, house number (or house name) and postcode to 61500.
The total message must not exceed 155 characters. All text messages cost £1 plus standard network charge.
The closing date for votes is midnight on Monday, November 11, 2013. Votes received after the closing date will not be counted but may still be charged.
Example of message: cco community 1003 john smith 1 ab1 23cd
“This is one of my favourite events of the year,” said Observer editor Colin Channon.
“Since we launched the awards in 2008, every single ceremony has been a fantastic night and a true celebration of the amazing people we have living and working in our area.
“Our nominees this year have been put forward for a host of different reasons – fundraising, bravery, commitment – but each and every one of them is a credit to the community they live in.”
The Observer Community Award ceremony, which is completely free of charge, will be held at Butlin’s, Bognor Regis, on December 12.
Anyone can come along if they call 01243 534124.
All nominees, and those who nominated them, are welcome to attend for a celebratory evening with television star Fred Dinenage.
“There’s not long to vote, so don’t miss your opportunity to make sure your community stars are shining brightly on the night,” said Colin.
“We can’t wait to see you all there for another wonderful evening.”
Here is a list of all our amazing nominees:
1001 Ryan Lamprell
1002 Sarah Corsini
1003 Daniel Nagle
1004 Finnan Campbell
1005 Danny Herbert
2001 Portfield Primary Academy
2002 Bishop Luffa
2003 Midhurst Rother College
2004 The Regis School
3001 Justine Green
3002 Tan Fisher
3003 Rose Simmons
Best Community Person
4001 Emily Finn
4002 Stephen Johnson
4003 Ruth Valerio
4004 Debbie Marsh
4005 Carolyn Sweeney
4006 Wendy Morris
4007 Robert Carey
5001 Richard Beckett
5002 Roy Webb
5003 Marjorie ‘Marje’ Bishop
5004 Tommy Thompson
Voice of the Community
6001 Ian ‘Fergie’ Fergusson
6002 Geoff Hand
6003 Leave Oving Lights Alone (LOLA) group
6004 Frack Free Fernhurst
7001 Martin Cooke
7002 John White
7003 Tony Reed
7004 Debbie Marsh
7005 Phil Packer
Best Charity/Vountary Group
8001 Chichester Area Mind
8002 Eco-congregation at St Paul’s Church
8003 Tillington Local Care
8004 Rotary Club of Bognor Regis
8005 CAPITAL Project Trust
8006 City Angels
9001 Alan Prior
9002 Candi Gilroy
9003 Hailey Hodd
9004 Jake Curran
9005 Steven Rishman (Snowy)
1101 Charlie Oldfield and Dillon Tillyard
1102 Andrew Stemp
1103 Chloe Humphrey
1104 Bethany Chiddle
1201 Lara Collis
1202 Debbie Marsh
1203 Mike Collins
1204 Rich Sherwell
Biggest Contribution to the Arts
1301 Neil Lawson-Baker
1302 Roger Redfarn
1303 The Regis Centre
1304 Peter Breskal
1305 Festival of Chichester
Best Community Event
1401 1st South Bersted Cub Scouts’ Green Footprint Day
1402 International Bognor Birdman
1404 ROX Music and Arts Festival
1405 Selsey Lifeboat Week
Hero to Animals
1501 Richard Edwards
1502 Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Trust
1503 Irene Clarke
1504 Friends of Maybush Copse
1505 Theresa Bates
Sports Team of the Year
1601 Chichester Rugby Club first XV
1602 West Wittering Cricket Club first XI
1603 Chichester Rugby Club Under 11s
1604 Bognor Regis Town FC (the Rocks)
1701 Jamie Cole
1702 Brian Towner
1703 James Baker
1704 Mary Campbell
1705 Sean Heather
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