Search is on for Yorkshire heroes

Yorkshire Day is just around the corner and this year we want to hear from you about the people you think represent the true spirit of the county.

Saturday, 16th July 2016, 9:00 am

We are calling on readers to nominate their Yorkshire Day heroes - those who do the county proud. We want to know about anyone who you think goes and above and beyond to help others and contribute to their community, and deserves recognition for what they have achieved.

We don’t want to focus on celebrities but ordinary everyday folk whose story you think should be told.

Maybe you know somebody who offers to collect shopping for their elderly neighbours, someone who gives their time to run a youth group, or a teenager who trains every day to compete at a high level in their chosen sport. Perhaps you want to highlight someone who has spearheaded a campaign in your community or even a teacher who has gone the extra mile to help their pupils.

Our Yorkshire Day heroes will then be featured online or in the newspaper and celebrated on Yorkshire’s special day.

If you think someone deserves to be a Yorkshire Day hero, email your nominations to [email protected] by July 22. Please include your contact telephone number and provide as much detail as you can about the person, including their full name, age, where they live, occupation or voluntary role, and why you are putting them forward.