Public urged to nominate their local heroes for national award

People are being encouraged to put forward the name of their colleague, friend, neighbour or family member who they believe is deserving of national recognition.

Nominations are now open for this year’s St David Awards and local Member of the Senedd, Lesley Griffiths is urging Wrexham residents to nominate their local heroes.

Entering its eighth year, the St David Awards acknowledge the great deeds and outstanding achievements of people the length and breadth of Wales.

This year a new award will recognise the critical workers who went above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus pandemic.

The awards categories are Critical Worker, Bravery, Community Spirit, Culture and Sport, Business, Innovation, Science and Technology, Humanitarian and the First Minister’s Special Award.

Lesley Griffiths MS said: “The St David Awards are the highest accolades the Welsh Government can bestow, with the respective awards celebrating the exceptional achievements of people from all walks of life.”

“We are living through extraordinary times.  I know there are local people who have made outstanding contributions during the pandemic and it is right a special award has been created this year to celebrate their admirable efforts.”

“Wrexham-based entrepreneurs and residents have been recognised in the past and I hope local success can be repeated once again.”

Nominations close on 15 October 2020.

More information can found on the St David Awards website.