Say Thank-you to Unsung Heroes

By on Tuesday, July 9, 2013


(Press Release: Knowsley Housing Trust)

Residents in Knowsley will be able to celebrate unsung heroes in their communities and say thank you to those that go the extra mile.

Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT), part of the First Ark Group, is once again holding its annual Community Achievement Awards and nominations are now open.

Nominations could be for anyone that has made a positive impact in their communities – volunteers, someone who has raised money for charity, a sporting coach or athlete, a wannabe Lord Sugar, a young person who goes the extra mile, or an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.

Four new categories have been added for this year’s awards: Best Kept Garden, Sport Achievement, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Creative Achievement award.

There are now 12 categories in total:

  • KHT Resident Association of the year
  • KHT Halewood Resident of the year
  • KHT Huyton Resident of the year
  • KHT Kirkby Resident of the year
  • KHT Prescot & Whiston Resident of the year
  • Best Kept Garden (inc allotment)
  • Green Living – Champion or Project of the year
  • Knowsley Community Organisation of the year
  • Sport Achievement
  • Entrepreneur of the year – sponsored by Vivark
  • Creative Achievement award
  • Young Person of the Year

The closing date for nominations is Friday, July 26, 2013. The finalists will be invited to a special awards evening on September 25 at Huyton Suites. 

Bob Taylor, Chief Executive of The First Ark Group, said: “Our Community Achievement Awards are always an inspiring evening with some truly humbling stories of the many different ways people go above and beyond to make a positive contribution to their neighbourhoods.

“This is a great way to say thank you to all those people and we look forward to another sensational evening.”

To nominate visit or email

To enter the Best Kept Garden category, please send a photograph of your garden to or by post to Marketing, Lakeview, Kings Business Park, Prescot, L34 1PJ.

Nominations for Young Person of the Year must be aged 18 or under.

For more information on all categories visit

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