Chance to nominate your Leeds heroes

Have your say

The Yorkshire Evening Post will this year be giving our own Christmas honours – and we want you to get involved.

We want to hear about the city’s stars who have in your view shone the brightest over the past 12 months.

The awards, which will be announced on Christmas Eve, aim to celebrate the achievements of those who have made a difference over the past year, however big or small.

They can be ordinary people who have done extraordinary things or those who have helped to make our region special, defied difficulties, or gone above and beyond the call of duty.

This is a chance for YEP readers to show their appreciation for their personal heroes.

Last year honours went to hardworking Leeds nurse Lizzie Marmont who spent Christmas Day in Sierra Leone treating Ebola patients.

Special constable Lee Deighton, who put his life on the line when he leapt into the River Aire to save two people from drowning, was also given recognition.

The Tour Makers, champion boxer Josh ‘Warrior’ Warrington and the family of murdered school teacher Ann Maguire were also selected.

Her family’s dignified response was to set up an 
arts education fund in her memory, in the hope of harnessing the goodwill 
shown to them and ensuring Ann’s influence would live on in future generations of students.

Managing editor Nicola Furbisher said: “This is an opportunity for readers to nominate somebody special to them.

“Please let us know so we can give them the recognition they deserve.’

“Tell us who you think deserves an honour and why.”

So now it’s over to you, the people of Leeds.

Send your nominations to Hannah Start, YEP Christmas Honours, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds LS12 1BE or email hannah.start@jpress.co.uk.