DO you know someone who is a community hero?

The Guardian has teamed up once again with Equilibrium Asset Management to find the Knutsford Community Hero for 2014 and we need your help.

We’re looking for nominations of who deserves to follow last year’s winner, Val Bryant, in being crowned Knutsford Community Hero 2014.

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 2014 will receive £500 and a further £500 to donate to a charity of their choice.

There is also £100 up for grabs 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 make a nomination.”

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

The judges are Guardian editor Carla Flynn, Colin Lawson from Equilibrium, Knutsford Town Mayor Clr Barbara Coan and our two previous winners, Kane Gunter and Val Bryant.

Carla Flynn, editor of the Guardian, 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 short listed in this competition is great recognition and nominating them for this award proves their actions don’t go unnoticed.

“Last year Val was selected by our judging panel to be a worthy winner thanks to her loyal volunteering and dedication to the Heritage Centre, which is considered a valuable visitor attraction for people to learn about the town’s history and promote clubs and community activities.”

Nominating your Community Hero is simple.

Fill in your details on a blank sheet of paper and send it, along with 250 words on why you believe your nominee should be crowned Community Hero 2014, to the Knutsford Guardian, 5-6 Theatre Court, London Road, Northwich, CW9 5HB.

You can also email nominations to

Remember, you could win £100 just for making a nomination and there’s no age limit on who you can nominate.