THE countdown for this year’s The Herald GM Citizen of the Year has begun, with just 31 days left to submit your nomination.
This is an opportunity for The Herald readers to nominate
those unsung heroes and heroines who go beyond the call of duty to do positive work for others.
Nominees could be ordinary citizens who are helping to feed the poor, train the sports stars of the future, fight the scourge of drug abuse, create innovative employment opportunities, save and protect our environment for future generations, or excel on the sports field or in drama, fine art, dance or music.
Nominees could also work for the emergency services, such as search and rescue, or be policemen who go the extra mile to make our cities, towns and rural communities safe.
They could be teachers or principals or, indeed, young students or pupils who are doing amazing work which has a positive impact on the lives of others. There are entry boxes at 10 different centres around Nelson Mandela Bay where you can post your entries containing your Citizen of The Year nomination and the reason for your choice.
They are: Motherwell community health centre, Rosedale recreation centre, Kwazakhele community health centre, FamHealth in Gelvandale, Masifunde learner development (Xolelani youth centre), West End Library, Booysen Park Library, Postnet Walmer, Postnet Uitenhage, Postnet Metlife Plaza and The Bridge Mall at Greenacres. Herald editor Heather Robertson said: "I really encourage our readers to take part in nominating this year’s Citizen of the Year finalists. This is your opportunity to give a platform for those people – whether they are family or members of your sports or Rotary clubs, your churches or that school teacher or principal or policeman – you know have gone the extra mile to serve our people.”