From Bristol City Council
Do you know someone whose charitable work goes ‘above and beyond’ to help make a difference and improve the lives of local people?
Do you know someone who voluntarily works tirelessly for the benefit of others and always gives 110 per cent? Do you know someone who has overcome personal heartache and adversity, yet still has the strength, determination and drive to help others in need? Do you know one of Bristol’s unsung heroes?
If you do, then why not nominate them for the city’s prestigious Lord Mayor’s Medal award?
Every year Bristol’s Lord Mayor encourages local people to put forward the names of those special individuals who have made a selfless contribution to the city, its communities and people.
Colin Smith, Bristol’s Lord Mayor says: “The Lord Mayor’s Medal is one way local heroes can be publicly thanked for all their hard work.
Every community, charity, sports and cultural group in the city will know of someone who works tirelessly to help others and deserves recognition.
“In 2012 we will see the world’s greatest show of sporting achievement when the Olympics are held in England. Let’s see 2012 as a chance to celebrate our own sporting heroes – and if you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to sport in the city, through youth clubs, amateur league football, disability sports or something similar – then please think about nominating them for the Lord Mayor’s Medal award – and let the whole city celebrate their work.”
Nominations for 2012 medals are now open and are already being accepted. All those nominated must either live or work in the city – or serve the people of Bristol through their voluntary and community work or charitable acts.
For more information contact The Lord Mayor’s office, tel. 903 1450 or visit the council’s website www.bristol.gov.uk
– This year, only one Lord Mayor’s Medal has been awarded. It was presented on Friday evening, May 13 to Alina Domagalta of Bristol’s Polish community. Alina has worked for many years to support the Polish Community and Church, as well as working tirelessly for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) and the Polish Ex-Combatants Association, organising countless tea parties and other events to raise money for these organisation. Alina is also a member of the Polish Choir and Polish Dance Group and has raised funds for flood victims, children’s homes and orphanages.