Notts County Foundation launch Colin Slater Community Hero Awards

Notts County Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the ‘Colin Slater Community Hero Awards’ to celebrate outstanding individuals who have gone above and beyond to support and serve their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As is abundantly obvious, Colin was a great philanthropist and supported a number of charities and organisations across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – including a 19-year tenure as a trustee of Notts County Foundation. The Colin Slater Community Hero Awards provide an opportunity for members of the local community to nominate individuals who they feel are deserving of recognition for their selflessness and positive acts of kindness.

Sam Crawford, Head of Business Development at Notts County Foundation, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of the Colin Slater Community Hero Awards scheme. My fond memories of Colin revolve around his passion to help others when and wherever possible, often going out of his way to put smiles on other people’s faces. Through these awards, we hope to play a small part in honouring Colin’s legacy, as well as celebrating the wonderful people within our local communities.”

Five community heroes will be selected and will be offered two complimentary tickets each to Notts County Football Club’s home game against Yeovil Town on Saturday 5 March, as well as have the opportunity to join club legend Les Bradd on the balcony of the Derek Pavis stand at half time.

Tom Walters, Account Director at The Dairy and Trustee of Notts County Foundation, said: “The Colin Slater Community Hero Awards are a brilliant way to not only commemorate Colin Slater’s compassion and generosity, but to also recognise the outstanding individuals in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that have made a difference to people’s lives.”

Nominations for the Colin Slater Community Hero Awards are now open, with the five winners being announced on Monday 28th February. For more information or to make your nomination, please click here.

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