AN award celebrating inspirational women in Cheshire returns for its 34th year, with nominations now open.

The Cheshire Woman of the Year Award 2018 will see women across the county recognised for acts of personal courage, outstanding professional success or exceptional community service.

With the award also raising vital funds for the NSPCC, nominations are now open until January 9.

Sylvia Cheater MBE, chairman of the Cheshire Woman Award committee, 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 and 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.

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