Lanarkshire community hero nominations sought

Westminster Hall is the venue for the Carnival of Music
Westminster Hall is the venue for the Carnival of Music

THE search is on for Lanarkshire’s ‘unsung hero’ - a person whose contribution to their local community has, until now, gone unrecognised.

And the chosen candidate is in line for an experience of a lifetime: attending the Commonwealth Carnival of Music at Westminster Hall in London.

The event is on July 2 to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Commonwealth Year of Culture and the Cultural Olympiad.

Along with the unsung hero, a young performer, musician, singer, dancer or other artist, will also be chosen to represent the county. Each nominee can be accompanied by a friend or relative.

Nominations are being organised through the Lord Lieutenant’s office.

Lord Lieutenant for Lanarkshire Mushtaq Ahmad said: “This promises to be a once-in a lifetime experience.

“We are looking for two people to represent Lanarkshire: an unsung hero who has so far gone unrecognised and a young performer.”

Nomination should be sent to: Lanarkshire Lieutenancy Office, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB or email: lord.lieutenant@northlan.gov.uk by Monday, April 2.