Who’s going to be community champ?

the hunt is on to find the district’s latest community champion.

Once again, the Rotary Club of Falkirk wants to recognise an individual who goes above and beyond to help others in their neighbourhood.

Last year’s winner was Elizabeth Godfrey of Thornwood Tenants’ and Residents’ Association.

Previous recipients of the community award have included grandfather Peter McQuade who entertains pensioners and disabled groups, first aid volunteer Raymond Tooth, and husband and wife musical duo Bob and Christine Tait.

The Falkirk Herald and Phoenix Honda continue to be joint sponsors of the accolade which gives the lucky winner not just a commemorative trophy, but £400 to donate to the charity of their choice.

Rotary member Allan Meek said: “The Falkirk Rotary Community Award has been taking place now for the past seven or eight years and I believe that it is an important award, recognising the efforts of people who try to make their community a better place to live.

“If readers think there is someone who deserves recognition for the work they do in the community then please nominate them for consideration for the award.”

Entries, including brief details of why the person deserves to be nominated, should be sent to: Rotary Community Award, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth FK3 8WX.

The closing date for entries is noon on Friday, March 4.