Observer Community Awards are back

Chichester-based company Rolls-Royce is helping the Observer gear up for this year’s Community Awards.

It is your turn to say thank you to those who make a real difference to the area in which they live.

As well as sponsoring the Observer Award For Special Achievement, which is decided by an Observer panel, Rolls-Royce has decided to get more involved and be the headline sponsor for this year’s event.

Since being launched four years ago, we have been privileged enough to hear the stories of some truly remarkable people.

And this year will no exception.

To get involved, fill in the nomination form published fortnightly in the Observer and send it to Observer Community Awards, Unicorn House, Eastgate Square, Chichester, PO19 1JN.

For more information or nominations call 01243 534166 or email

If you are a business and would like to sponsor one of the categories, contact Claire Carter or Mike Williams on 01243 539389.

Categories still looking for sponsors are: Shirley Henry Award for Best Volunteer, Best Youth, Outstanding Bravery, Health Hero, Most Inspirational Person, Best Carer, Best Shopworker, Overall Best Community Person, Biggest Contribution to the Arts in the Community and Special Recognition Award.

All the categories with sponsors, are:

Helping the Environment – South Coast Skips Limited

Best Teacher – Cowdray Heritage Trust

Best School – natures way foods

Sportsperson of the Year – Nuffield Health hospitals

Sports Team of the Year – Chandlers building supplies

Best Coach/Manager – Arundel Trophies

Best Neighbour – Southern Water

Observer Award for Special Achievement in the Community – Rolls-Royce