Search is on for Fylde’s Woman of the Year

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has today launched his annual campaign to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year.

Mr Menzies has teamed up with the Lytham St Annes Express and Lytham businesswoman Katie Fieldhouse to find that one woman who goes above and beyond for the good of the community, for a third year.

From successful business people who make the perfect boss to selfless volunteers working with vulnerable members of society; judges want to hear about the efforts of Fylde women which may otherwise go unnoticed.

Mr Menzies said: “There are women in my constituency doing wonderful things for the good of others that sadly goes unrecognised.

“The Woman of the Year campaign puts that right, giving credit where it is due to our unsung heroes.

“It is sad that in this day and age, many women still go unrecognised, which prompted me to launch Fylde Woman of the Year, in conjunction with the Lytham St Annes Express.

“I’m sure every reader of The Express knows at least one woman who fits the bill and deserves to be considered for the title. We need nominations for those who work in the voluntary sector, who make an outstanding contribution to business, who care, who work in the local community or on the national stage.

The first winner was Christine Miller from Lytham, who has worked tirelessly in the local community for many years, not only through her work as manager of the Fylde Local Strategic Partnership and her position as a Magistrate at Preston, but also through her work with many local organisations and charities.

Last year’s winner was Pam Young, renowned across Fylde for her work with disabled children and adults, which received praise from the judges.

During her working life she was a Senior Sister at Clifton Hospital and remains a driving force behind the League of Friends group. She is an active fundraiser for a number of charitable organisations and volunteers to help many people in her community and through her church.

Letters have already been sent to local businesses, charity groups and other organisations to encourage them to nominate women who they believe deserve special recognition.

The winner will be picked by a panel of judges including Mr Menzies, former Lytham St Annes Business and Professional Women president Katie Fieldhouse, and Martin Evans – landlord of the Hand and Dagger in Salwick.

The award will be handed out during a special luncheon for invited guests at the Clifton Arms Hotel in March.

Send nominations to Mark Menzies MP, with envelopes addressed to Fylde Woman of the Year, the Office of Mark Menzies MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or via email to mark.menzies.mp@parliament.uk. Anyone with any queries can call (01253) 739848.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, February 24.

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