Still time to nominate your local hero

By Michael Upton | 14/07/2017

Still time to nominate your local hero

TIME is running out to put forward a local hero for a £1,000 prize they can give to their favourite charity.

Insurance firm Swinton Group is calling for nominations of people who make a difference in the community to be named a Swinton Diamond, with the deadline falling on Monday, July 17.

The programme is part of the UK's largest high street insurance broker’s 60th anniversary celebrations, having sold its first insurance policy in 1957. 

It will recognise those in the area who dedicate their spare time to others - whether they foster children, run charity marathons or even lead a local Brownies group. 

Alison Dawson, customer service manager at Swinton’s Rotherham branch on Moorgate Street, said: “Community spirit is incredibly important to us at Swinton, so this is our chance to give something back to those who go the extra mile for others here in Rotherham. 

“Do you or a friend help in the community or donate time or money to helping others? 

“If you work in a foodbank, or you lead a Neighbourhood Watch group, we want to hear from you.

“With this award we can celebrate the unsung heroes in our local area who give back to their local communities — and help more people in turn with the £1,000 donation to our winner's charity of choice.”

To nominate someone for the Swinton Diamonds award, visit

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