DO you know someone who could be named as Knutsford’s Community Hero?

The Guardian has teamed up again with Equilibrium Asset Management to find the Knutsford Community Hero for 2013, and we need your help.

We’re looking for nominations of people who deserve to follow last year’s winner, Kane Gunter, in being crowned this year’s Community Hero.

Our hero could be any age; all we want to know is what they do to make Knutsford a better place to live.

They might be a charity fundraiser or help out with children’s activities.

They could be a long-standing volunteer or help out their elderly neighbours or family members. In fact, they could do anything at all that you think benefits our community.

Thanks to our partner, Equilibrium Asset Management, we have a brilliant prize on offer.

The winner of our Community Hero 2013 campaign will receive £500 and a further £500 to donate to a charity of their choice.

There is also £100 for the person who nominates the eventual winner, so it’s well worth getting your nominations in.

Colin Lawson, managing partner of Equilibrium, said: “As soon as we opened our Knutsford office we could feel the sense of pride local people have in their town.

“We’re looking forward to supporting this campaign once again and I can’t wait to read about the fantastic things people do to help their friends, family and community. Often what appears to be the smallest gesture can make a huge difference to people’s lives, so please don’t hesitate to submit a nomination.”

We will be accepting nominations over the next four weeks, after which we will publish a shortlist of nominees picked by our judging panel.

The judges are Guardian editor, Carla Flynn, Colin Lawson from Equilibrium and Knutsford Town Mayor Clr Vivien Davies.

Carla said: “We know about some of the selfless things people are doing in our community from the nominations we received last year. Just to be shortlisted in this competition is great recognition, and nominating them for this award proves their actions don’t go unnoticed.

“Last year Kane was selected by our judging panel to be a worthy winner thanks to his efforts in bringing the community together and his charity fundraising.

“Kane raised £20,000 in five years, benefiting local families and many worthwhile charities, turning around personal adversity in the process.”

Send your nomination, along with your name, address and contact details, and 250 words on why you believe your nominee should be crowned Community Hero 2013, to the Knutsford Guardian, 3-6 Theatre Court, London Road, Northwich, CW9 5HB.

You can also e-mail nominations to or drop them off in the postbox at Booths. There’s no age limit. Closing date is March 6.

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ABOUT our partner Equilibrium Asset Management.

Equilibrium has been providing bespoke wealth management services to clients across Cheshire for 18 years.

With offices in Booths Park, Knutsford and Wilmslow, the company advises 400 local people on wealth and investment planning, pensions and inheritance tax strategies, and is committed to investing clients’ money successfully throughout their lifetime.

As well as supporting the Knutsford Community Hero competition, Equilibrium also has its own charity, and is aiming to raise £250,000 for local charities by 2020.

Equilibrium regularly runs informative free seminars on wealth management strategies at Mere Golf and Country Club.

Check for details.