The nomination deadline for the 2022 Dorset Hero Awards in association with Talbot Village Trust is fast approaching.

These awards are a chance to pay tribute to those individuals who have done amazing things during the last 12 months.

Whether you know someone who is a tireless volunteer, an extraordinary fund raiser or a life saver – we want to hear from you.

Nominations close on Saturday June 11 and people are being urged to nominate someone special.

Bournemouth Echo:

Tracy Hayden, director of sales, on behalf of publishers Newsquest, said: “The awards are driven to recognise the hard work, dedication, innovation, and care delivered across all sectors of society.”

There are 10 categories in total including Young Hero, 999 Hero and Hero of the Year.

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, chairman of Talbot Village Trust, said: “Supporting our community is at the forefront of everything we do at Talbot Village Trust, so we are delighted the awards have returned and is growing in strength.

"We cannot wait to use this opportunity to further support, thank and champion some of our local heroes.”

We are also delighted to welcome onboard our latest sponsor, Risk Stop Group who are sponsoring the Hero of the Year Award.

To make your nomination visit

For businesses interested in sponsoring a category contact Angela Boyer on 07788 335256.