Male heroes to be honoured next month
Next month’s International Men’s Day 2020 will be marked by honouring those inspiring male role models who have made a significant difference to their local communities during a testing year.
Today nominations opened for Male Role Model of the Year Award 2020 on 19 November.
This year’s awards – which will take place virtually – aim to recognise the important contributions local men and boys make in their communities, families, schools and workplaces.
Northampton Borough Council is now calling on residents, businesses, schools and community groups to help with the search by nominating inspirational people in their lives – particularly those who have gone above and beyond during a period when many families have been isolated due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Anna King, Cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “The fact these important awards are in their third year is testament to the hard work men and boys have done in their local communities across Northampton.
“However, we cannot recognise these individuals without the help of residents who know and work with them closely, so we call on the public to get involved by nominating these valued role models.
“Coronavirus has meant this years’ awards will be virtual, but we still expect to be inundated with nominations that will help us deliver a worthy celebration of the many individuals who have made wonderful contributions to their communities.”
Councillor Stephen Hibbert, Cabinet member for housing and wellbeing, said: “In previous years we have tried to deliver a fun yet informative initiative that promotes physical and mental wellbeing among our men and boys.
“This year is no different, and we are looking forward to working with our partners to develop a full programme that is easily accessible online.”
Nominate someone you know for a Male Role Model of the Year Award – there is an option to upload a video nomination if you wish.
Nominations close on 6 November.