AFC Bournemouth are working in partnership with principal partner, Vitality, to celebrate special Cherries supporters in their local communities.
The club are on the lookout to reward fans who make outstanding contributions in the community and fellow supporters will be able to nominate their peers who are going above and beyond for others in their local area.
There will be four awards until the end of the season in which fans can nominate deserving people who make a difference.
Nominations are now being accepted by the club and Vitality for the four awards which are as follows:
• YOUNG ACHIEVER - Under 16’s
This award is for an individual or group under the age of 16 who have overcome significant obstacles to improve the community around them. This could include being a great advocate for their school or community group, the area they live in and helping and improving the lives of others.
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd January
• INSPIRATIONAL FAMILY
A family who have endured a tough year but remain positive in all they do. Despite circumstances they continue to put others first and are an inspiration to those around them. The winning family will have shown strength and bravery as a family unit in the face of adversity.
Closing date: Wednesday 19th February
• LIFETIME ACHIEVER
The recipient of this award must have dedicated many years to their cause. They may have raised money, campaigned for a worthy cause or committed themselves to helping within their community. The number of years that they have been involved and the frequency of their involvement must be considered when judging.
Closing date: Wednesday 18th March
• COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
We are looking for individuals that are going above and beyond their duties and are making a significant impact on people's lives and wellbeing in Dorset and Hampshire. Champions equality in the community.
Closing date: Wednesday 22nd April