The search is on to find community-minded people in the Daventry area.
Volunteers are being celebrated with the launch of a new campaign, backed by celebrity Gabby Logan.
She has just launched Britain Has Spirit to find the best individual and group volunteers.
Gabby is calling on people to nominate their local shining stars, who selflessly give up time volunteering for nothing in return.
Recent research of 2,000 Brits reveals that our sense of community is declining, with nearly half of those surveyed admitting they never volunteer in their local area and two thirds of respondents unsure whether Britain still has a sense of pride.
Together Mutual Insurance saw these results as a wake up call, to reinvigorate Britain’s community spirit and celebrate local British heroes.
Gabby said: “We all know how well Brits celebrate individual and team endeavours, as so often demonstrated in sport. Britain Has Spirit has launched to try and re-evoke a sense of community pride and honour those who are tirelessly giving their time and effort to make communities and neighbourhoods better, all year round.”
Chris McElligott, director at Together Mutual Insurance adds: “On the back of our successful campaign ‘Better Together’ we are delighted to announce the launch of Britain Has Spirit”
Nominations can be made within 12 British regions in two categories; Community Initiative of the Year and Community Hero of the Year.
A judging panel will determine regional shortlists which will then be opened up to a public vote. All 12 regional individual champions will each enjoy a fun experience day prize and £1,000 towards a street party.
Regional winners will then be collated and votes will again be cast by the public this time for the national winners. The national winning Community Initiative of the Year and the national winning Community Hero of the Year will each win £25,000 towards an initiative or charity of their choice.