The wait is over and all the votes have been counted in preparation for tonight’s 2017 Observer Community Awards presentation.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Reds Theatre in Bognor Butlin’s, where all of this year’s winners will be announced and awarded their trophies.
Fred Dinenage is again ready to host the glitzy evening of stories of amazing individuals and brilliant groups, charities and schools who are all worthy of being nominated for the 2017 prizes.
The event is free, there is no need to book – if you have been nominated or know anyone who has, you are welcome to turn up and enjoy what is always a fabulous evening.
The nominees for the 2017 Observer Community Awards in full are:
BEST VOLUNTEER - SHIRLEY HENRY AWARD
BEST COMMUNITY PERSON
Chidham Parochial Primary School
The Regis School
Central CE Academy
Shelagh Legrave OBE
SPORTS TEAM/PERSON OF THE YEAR
Chichester Runners juniors
Chichester City Ladies football first team
Chichester Priory Park Cricket Club 1st XI
Erik Jack Harris
HERO TO ANIMALS
Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital
BEST VOLUNTARY/CHARITY GROUP
My Sisters’ House CIC
The Four Streets Project
St Wilfrid’s Hospice volunteers
BEST COMMUNITY EVENT
Pagham Pram Race
Singing for the Soul
CONTRIBUTION TO ARTS