DO you know someone or some organisation that goes the extra mile to help others in the community?

If so then get them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for an honour in this year’s Bradford Community Stars Awards.

The awards, which culminate in a glitzy ceremony at the Bradford Hotel, are organised by the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council and shine a spotlight onto the district’s unsung heroes who go out of their way to help others or make the district they live in a nicer place to live in.

The annual Community Stars Awards are now in their eighth year and we have already had a good response.

Some of those already put forward for an award include Mike Frazer, founder of the Friends of Greengates Cenotaph and who has helped to raise money for plants and equipment to maintain the garden. He has also helped raise money for two Tommy sculptures and plants to commemorate the centenary of the armistice in 1918.

Other nominees include Steve Thorpe who is a founder member of Haworth Fire Cadets who does a lot of unpaid work in the park and with local young people.

Queensbury Community Heritage Action Partnership has been nominated for bringing empty space at Black Dyke Mills back into use for live music promotions.

Our readers are being asked to nominate people before a panel of judges d whittle them down to a shortlist of nominees.

It will then be over to Bradfordians to vote for the winners, who will be unveiled at a ceremony to be held at the Bradford Hotel on Thursday, December 6.

The Community Stars Awards are part of the People Can Make a Difference campaign and are also sponsored by Better Start Bradford.

This year, another category has been added, bringing the total number to nine. The new Outstanding Student Award, sponsored by Bradford College, will recognise a student who has made an outstanding contribution to their local community on a voluntary basis.

Nominations are sought in the categories: Community Group, Fundraiser, Young Active Citizens, Good Neighbour, Volunteer, Community Champion, Business Can Make a Difference Award, Outstanding Student, and Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering.

Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Zafar Ali said: “The annual Community Stars Awards gives everyone the chance to nominate people, groups or organisations who make a positive and valuable difference to the lives of local people and the wellbeing of our district.

Nominations to made by Monday, September 24, using the online form.