Do you know an amazing woman in Cheshire?

Perhaps your mother, daughter or sister has an astonishing story to tell? Or maybe a colleague or your boss inspires you? The hunt is now on for Cheshire Woman of the Year 2017.

The award has been recognising worthy women since 1984 and has raised more than £280,000 over the last 30 years to help children across Cheshire and Wirral. The award gives recognition to women from all walks of life who have shown personal courage, achieved outstanding professional success or given services to their local community.

Chair of the Cheshire Woman of the Year committee Sylvia Cheater said: “The Cheshire Woman of the Year celebration is a way of paying tribute to all the women across the region who have made a real difference to their communities: many are unsung heroines.

“Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors it also raises much needed funds for the NSPCC. In the current economic climate the need is even greater. All the money raised is used to help children and families in Cheshire and Wirral – including support for Childline.”

A nominated woman should live, work or have been born in Cheshire – including Wirral. She can be nominated for contributing to her community, personal courage or outstanding professional achievement.

Nominations must be received by Friday, January 6, 2017.