TODAY we launch the Greenock Telegraph’s Community Champion Awards – recognising the very best of everything about Inverclyde.

The aim of the awards is to recognise, reward and celebrate the people who make our communities a better place.

We are passionate about being positive about Inverclyde and in terms of the Tele’s Community Champion Awards, there are only good new stories.

Tele editor Brian Hossack said: “My favourite part of being a journalist is being able to spread good news.

“Nothing makes the team here happier than being the first with a story that will make a difference to local people or show our fantastic wee corner of Scotland in a good light.

“Last year’s event was fantastic and recognised some amazing people.

“Who knows what stories of courage, tenacity, generosity and the overwhelming sense of community spirit found throughout Inverclyde we’ll uncover this time.

“What I am sure of is that there will be many. I’m looking forward to the Tele bringing you the stories and honouring our community champions.”

For one night, our community champions from sport, business, charity, music, schools and everyday life will able to swap their cause for the limelight of the stage and deservedly take the plaudits for their achievements from those they helped and benefited the most – the people of Inverclyde.

The Telegraph is at the heart of the communities we are proud and privileged to have served for over 160 years.

These awards help us to reach out to the hearts and minds of people in our towns and villages who help to enrich the lives of others.

But we need your help.

For our 2018 awards, we want to hear about your community greats that make your neighbourhood a special place.
Nominate them today!