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Published by James Allan for Salix Homes in Housing and also in Communities

Last years Salix Stars winners Last years Salix Stars winners

Social housing provider Salix Homes has launched a search for community heroes.

Salix Homes, which manages 8,500 properties across Central Salford, is appealing for nominations for its seventh annual Salix Stars Awards which recognise the unsung champions living in our communities.

This year some exciting new categories have been added to the line-up including the Shelagh Delaney Creativity Award to recognise creative talent and innovation; in honour of the Salfordian playwright who penned A Taste of Honey.

There is also a special Spirit of Salford Award which recognises individuals or groups who encompass the city’s true spirit.

The other categories include ‘Aim High’ star, Young Rising Star and Best Green Star.

Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “The Salix Stars Awards are a brilliant way of recognising some of the amazing work our residents do in the community. We have had some really inspirational winners over the years and it’s people like this that make our communities special.

“We know that community spirit is very much alive and well in Salford so if you know someone who has gone the extra mile in their neighbourhood, made a real difference to the area they live, always puts others first or has shown exceptional bravery then I urge you to nominate them for a Salix Star.”

The awards are open to any Salix Homes’ customer including tenants, leaseholders or homeowners living in a Salix Homes’ neighbourhood.

A specialist panel will judge the nominations selecting three finalists in each category, with the Spirit of Salford category going to a public vote for the winner. Nominees will be invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony at the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, on Friday, 14 November.

To nominate someone download a form or nominate online at www.salixhomes.org/stars or call Sarah Mcnally on 0161 779 8028 or email salixstars@salixhomes.org

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