The Redruth community are being urged to nominate unsung stars for this year’s Specsavers Redruth Local Hero Awards.

A wide range of categories are open with organisers keen to receive details about anyone who has made a massive difference to others’ lives and helped make the community a better place to live.

Lucy Eva, director at the town’s Specsavers store, said: “These awards are really important for Redruth. They’re an opportunity to celebrate those people whose selfless efforts can often go unnoticed by many, but without them our community wouldn’t be the same.

“We want to hear about those who volunteer their time to good causes or support local businesses to help them prosper. Alternatively, we want to hear about good neighbours who help others in their street, or about people who play a key part in a community project.

“Age is no barrier to these awards. We have a Young Person of the Year award, but we want to hear about anyone of any age for any of the categories.”

This year’s entrants can be nominated in the following categories: Good Neighbour Award, Volunteer of the Year, Best Community Project, Young Person of the Year (up to 25 years old), Environment and Climate Change Hero, Sportsperson of the Year, Best New Local Business and Best Green Business.

Keira Anderson, Events and Marketing Co-ordinator at Redruth Town Council, says: ‘We are extremely thankful to Specsavers Redruth and all the other local businesses who are generously sponsoring this year's awards programme.

“Thanks to their support, we will be able to celebrate even more deserving members of our community at our awards ceremony hosted by the Penventon Park Hotel on April 26. We have already received some fantastic nominations and are eagerly looking forward to receiving even more.”

Lucy adds: “We all know that Redruth is a wonderful place, but let’s not forget those who make it so amazing. By nominating people for an award, you are showing how much you and others appreciate their hard work and the difference they make to our town.

To submit a nomination by Sunday, April 7 go online at