Amir’s on lookout for a hero
8:46am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
BOXING superstar Amir Khan packs a punch in the ring — and now he has thrown his weight behind the search for Bolton’s unsung heroes.
And as entries continue to come in, the deadline has been extended to Saturday, October 27, to allow more people to submit their nominations.
Now former world champion Amir, pictured, has joined the search.
He said: “I am very proud to come from Bolton. It is my home town and I know it is a community which is full of good people who deserve to be recognised for the selfless things they do. I see it around me all the time.
“I think it is a great idea of Crompton Place and The Bolton News to look for the town's unsung heroes and I fully support their search.
“I would really urge people to have a good think about the people in their community who don't always ask for praise but make Bolton the brilliant town which we all know and love. So please get nominating now.” Prizes have been put forward by numerous retailers in the shopping centre including Primark, JD Sports, Boots, Scotts, MIC and Greenhalgh’s.
The top prize for the overall winner will be £250 to spend on any Links of London jewellery item at Beaverbrooks.
Crompton Place manager Malcolm Angus is behind the idea to find Bolton’s local heroes.
He said: “We are very excited to have Amir’s support for our local heroes search. It is terrific to have the backing of such a high profile Bolton resident.”
The six categories are: Community Champion, Teacher, Forces hero, 999 hero, Young hero and Bolton Wanderers fan.
The nominations should include a 100-word description of the person being nominated and why they deserve the award, together with full contact details, including address, telephone number and preferably an email address.
Entries should be sent no later than Saturday, October 27, to Claire Garner — email claire@ ceidiog.com or call 01244 680385.