Be Proud Awards: Special gong being given to honour those who helped in wake of Manchester terror attack

Manchester residents are invited to nominate community champions for a Be Proud Award – including a special gong to honour an outstanding contribution in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.

The annual ceremony has been announced to take place in the Great Hall of Manchester Town Hall on Friday, November 24.

Amongst the recipients will be an individual or group who helped in the wake of the explosion which claimed 22 lives at Manchester Arena on May 22.

Councillor Nigel Murphy said: “The Be Proud Awards are the perfect way of saying a heartfelt thank you to the extraordinary people across Manchester who give their time and talents to make their neighbourhoods better, brighter places for everyone to enjoy. 

“We’re asking residents to nominate the people and organisations who they feel deserve recognition for going the extra mile – and this year, we will also be presenting a special award to someone who stepped up to help the city to stay strong and begin to recover after the Manchester Arena attack.”

The Be Proud Awards celebrate the local people who do their bit to help make Manchester a better city for everyone to live in.

Manchester City Council is encouraging people to speak up and nominate those who they believed deserve special recognition for making other people’s lives better, who make a real difference to their communities and who are truly passionate about Manchester.

One of the category winners will also be selected by judges as the city’s ‘Queen (or King) Bee’ and will receive the overall Pride of Manchester Award for 2017.

Three finalists for each category will be invited to a gala dinner where the winners will be announced in an Oscars-style ceremony.

Nominations can be made up until Sunday, September 10. You can see the categories and vote HERE.

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