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Stray FM's Local Hero Awards 2019 at Rudding Park in Harrogate

Stray FM’s Local Hero Awards 2019 – the BIGGEST event of the year!

Nominate a local hero!

Stray FM thrives on supporting our local community and we're proud to be at the very heart of it with our very own Local Hero Awards. 

We need you to nominate someone you know, someone who deserves some recognition.  Every year, we receive hundreds of nominations, help us find our local heroes for 2019.

Nominate now for Local Heroes 2019

Nominate Now!

Have a look at the categories below, simply fill out the form and tell us why you think the person you're nominating deserves to win a prestigious Local Hero Award.

Once the nominations are in, our finalists will be invited to the fabulous Awards ceremony and celebration, hosted by our very own Nick Hancock and Will Smith at the beautiful Rudding Park on Wednesday the 8th May 2019.

Have a look at the Stray FM Local Heroes Winners from 2018

Nick and Will present the local hero awards
Lights4fun CNG

We're very proud to have CNG and Lights4fun sponsoring the event once again this year.

CNG is a Harrogate-based business energy supplier, as well as being proud to be the largest independent shipper of gas in the UK. They are passionate about empowering their people, partners, and especially the local community

 is Europe’s leading internet retailer of decorative lighting for home and garden, offering customers high-quality products and outstanding customer service. They are proud supporters of local causes within our community

The Local Hero Awards recognise the people or groups who have done something extraordinary. CNG and Lights4fun are looking forward to recognising all those who put so much back into their community.

Local Heroes - Nominate Now

Stray FM's Local Hero Awards - Categories


Child of Courage Award
Nominations to be announced on the night

This applies to children under the age of 16 who have displayed courage in some way. This could be a family situation, ill health, an achievement in school or any challenge bravely overcome in the face of adversity. Courage can be defined in so many ways and all entries are welcome.

Rossett Adult Learning supporting Stray FM Local Heroes


Employer of the Year Award

Which local employer deserves some recognition? Have they supported you or a colleague personally? Have they shown care and compassion way above their duty? or perhaps they go above and beyond to give back to their team or community?

Change Mobility
BeauCare 2019 Logo

Teacher of the Year Award

This award is open to all types of teacher including school, college/university, sports teacher/coach, music or dance. This is someone who has not only taught well but has inspired you or someone you know to do well.

Kettlewell Fuels

Bravery Award
Nominations to be announced on the night

Bravery can be interpreted in many ways and in times of adversity, people never fail to amaze us. This could be a person who has shown outstanding bravery in a time of need, whether that be a specific situation they find themselves in, or through dealing with ill health either themselves or someone close to them.

Rudding Park


Parent or Guardian Award
Nominations to be announced on the night

Parenting is immensely rewarding but it can also be incredibly tough and challenging at times too. This award is for any Mum, Dad, Guardian or parent figure who you would like to show your appreciation for when words are simply not enough.

David Lloyd Harrogate

Sporting Achievement Award

This could be an individual person or a sporting team who have achieved something in relation to any type of sport. This award can also include coaches and managers, as well as the players themselves. Applications are welcome from every level from children to adults and sports clubs to schools.

Vida Health - Local Heroes Sponsor 2019

Volunteer of the Year Award

This could be an individual volunteer or a team of volunteers who selflessly volunteer their time for the benefit of others. This category welcomes nominations from all ages and types of volunteering including charities, businesses or individuals, anyone who gives up their time to help those less fortunate and in need.

Bettys 100

Bettys Good Egg Award

As the name suggests, this award is designed to celebrate an all-round Good Egg: an individual or team who goes to eggstraordinary lengths to help and support you and their community without looking for recognition. It could be a neighbour, colleague, friend or boss who has helped you or others over the past 12 months. 

Harrogate Neighbours

Charity Fundraiser of the Year Award

This could be an individual fundraiser or a team of people including charities or businesses who have raised money for any charity. It doesn't matter how much has been raised or even how it has been raised, we want to hear about it, so nominate now.

Local Hero Awards

BMI The Duchy

Emergency Services Award
Nominations to be announced on the night

The emergency services do an exceptional job and this award is to recognise an individual person or team within the emergency services who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They can be from the fire service, police, ambulance service or cave/mountain rescue teams.


Community Local Hero Award

This award is for an individual person or team of people who strive to help their community. They have made a difference to their community for the benefit of others and they are a true shining beacon in the area who inspire others. This category could be anything from the running of community groups, driving community projects or initiatives or improving their environment for the better.     

Nominate Now

Nominations close on the 27th March at 23:59

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