Deni Smith won last year’s Live Music Award. Photo: Jim Payne. WINNING at the Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards was a night of recognition for Deni Smith….
The Dunfermline Press and Central Fife Times are the voice of the local community, communicating and reporting on all aspects of local life. After the great success of the Community Champions Awards this year we are delighted to be launching and hosting awards in The Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline on Friday, June 8, 2018.
The awards have been established to recognise, celebrate and honour the achievements and tireless endeavours undertaken each and every day by people within the communities throughout Dunfermline and West Fife.
We want to hear about your local community champions so nominate them today!
Entry Deadline – Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
The Community Champion Awards 2018 recognises the efforts of the local people within the heart of our local community, across 10 categories. This is a chance for you to get your local champions the recognition for their achievements and reward them all their efforts.
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Celebrates a person or a business who have demonstrated a special entrepreneurial flair, and has turned this passion to help grow their local community.
Champion Teacher of the Year
Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. This award recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.
Community Champion of the Year
Rewarding a local individual 18 years and upwards who goes out of their way to help those around them. Someone whose actions are a force for good in the community who we all benefit from making our community a better place.
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This award goes to someone who has made a contribution of outstanding significance to Central and West Fife. We will be recognising an adult whose actions, achievements, courage or bravery have touched the lives of others and made a difference. Someone special who truly has a heart of gold.
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When it comes to charity, Dunfermline and West Fife is as big-hearted as you can get. This award is for a group or an individual who have dedicated their energy to making a real difference in areas such as alleviating Loneliness, combating Poverty and improving Health and Wellbeing.
Sporting Champion of the Year
For a local club/individual who is making an impact in the local sport, either on the pitch or off it. Who is the beating heart of local sport?
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Recognises young people who have succeeded in starting a business, creating benefits for themselves and for their communities. This award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person demonstrating good business skills.
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We are looking for a young person up to the age of 18 who volunteers and makes a significant contribution to their local community. We know kids sometimes get a bad reputation. Tell us now about the kids whose heart is in the right place.
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To recognise an outstanding child up to the age of 18 whose achievements, courage or bravery make your heart burst with pride.
Live Music Award
This award will go to a local singer, band or group who put their heart and soul into every performance, whose talent makes us all extremely proud. Our finalists will have the opportunity to perform live at the awards gala.
The Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards 2018 will take place on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline. To attend the awards, please download and fill out the booking form and email it to email@example.com. For more information please contact Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036.
Simon Harris, Editor, Dunfermline Press
Simon Harris joined the Dunfermline Press in 1998 and since then has held the positions of news editor, sports editor and deputy editor before becoming editor in August 2009. Passionate about the Press, he is proud of the paper’s tradition of standing up for the communities it serves and of its nominations for the Scottish Weekly Newspaper of the Year Award in 2013 and 2015.
Married to Christine, he is a proud dad to Craig and Jack and can usually be found either driving them to, or watching them at, their sports matches each weekend. Regrettably, he is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.
Catherine Cockburn, Volunteer Development Officer (Employability), Fife Voluntary Action
My name is Cat Cockburn, I was born and brought up in Dunfermline. I work for Fife Voluntary Action and have done so since November 2014. My role with Fife Voluntary Action is as a Volunteer Development Officer (Employability). Fife Voluntary Action are the Third Sector Interface, supporting voluntary organisations and individuals across Fife.
Provost, Councillor Jim Leishman MBE
Councillor Jim Leishman MBE born in Lochgelly Fife, is a former professional footballer who is currently an honorary director of Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic. He was awarded in 2010 a Great Scot Award and in the same year was given a Lifetime Achievement award from Radio Forth. Again, in 2010 he received a fellow of the college award from Carnegie College at Dunfermline Abbey. In 2012, Councillor Jim Leishman was elected as a councillor on the Friday then was made The Provost of Fife the following Thursday. Councillor Jim Leishman is a returning face to the 2018 judging panel and we are excited to have him back on board to review this year’s amazing entries
Community Inspector Gavin Cameron, Police Scotland
Inspector Gavin Cameron joined Lothian & Borders Police in 1993, working in variety of roles in both West and Mid-Lothian in both the rank of Constable and Sergeant.
When Police Scotland formed in April 2013, he transferred to Operational Support Division, based in Stirling, providing support to local policing divisions across the country. Upon promotion to Inspector in January 2016 he was posted to Dunfermline, assuming responsibility for a team of officers across P Division. Originally from Fife this gave him the opportunity to work in his local community. In February 2017 he commenced the role of Community Inspector, Cowdenbeath.
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