Nominations are sought for award scheme

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Community heroes are being sought for an awards programme.

The Beacon Centre in North Shields is launching an ongoing awards programme in recognition of the local community.

I am incredibly excited to launch The Beacon Spotlight Awards at the centre

Dave Menzies, centre manager

The Beacon Spotlight Awards will reward people in the region that make a special or significant contribution to the North Shields area.

Three winners will be selected every year, receiving a £50 gift card to spend in the centre, as well as the chance to host a fundraising or awareness event at The Beacon for a local cause of their choice.

Dave Menzies, centre manager, said: “I am incredibly excited to launch The Beacon Spotlight Awards at the centre.

“We have close links with our local community and we are in a privileged position at the heart of North Shields that we get to see some fantastic and important contributions to our area.”

Nominations, no more than 50 words, can be made via The Beacon’s Facebook page by private message – www.facebook.com/beaconcentrenorthshields; email Beacon@grayling.com or by writing to The Beacon Spotlight Awards, David Menzies, Beacon Centre, Bedford Way, North Shields, NE29 6RX.

Entries should include the name and telephone number of the person nominating, and the name of the nominee.