Do you know an unsung hero or heroine, who has made a significant contribution to Cornwall’s heritage in a voluntary capacity?
If you do, we are currently inviting nominations for our annual Heritage Champion Awards and would love to hear from you!
“There are so many people who quietly do so much for Cornwall’s heritage, so celebrating their hard work and dedication like this is incredibly special. We want to hear from as many people as possible so please get in touch, whether it’s about an incredible person you’ve met at a heritage site or someone in your local community who goes above and beyond to protect Cornwall’s landscape, stories and communities.” Cathy Woolcock, Cornwall Heritage Trust CEO
The awards, which are set to take place this November at Scorrier House, are sponsored by Coodes Solicitors, a leading Cornish-based law firm with a long and proud history that dates back 275 years.
“As Cornwall’s longest established legal firm marking our 275th anniversary this year, we fully understand and recognise the importance of celebrating Cornwall’s rich heritage. We are delighted to be partnering with Cornwall Heritage Trust as a ‘Heritage Hero.’ Cornwall has a long, strong history and Coodes is proud to be a part of that.” Peter Lamble, Chairman of Coodes
Recent individual award winners include…
Will Coleman, for his involvement in projects such as the Man Engine and Golden Tree Productions; Cheryl Straffon, for her work with CASPN, FOCAS and the Penwith Landscape Partnership Project; Carole Vivian; for establishing and organising the Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH); and Captain George Hogg; for his involvement with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the Bartlett Library.]
The award is presented in honour of our former Chairman, who, following a distinguished career in the Army, dedicated his remaining years to helping promote Cornwall’s unique and distinct heritage.
How to submit your nomination…
Nominations can be submitted by all members of the public and should be supported by letters from people with first-hand knowledge of the nominee, who can endorse their contribution or supply additional information.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 21st October.