Last chance to nominate Fylde’s Woman of the Year

The deadline for the Fylde Woman of the Year title is fast approaching.
Entries have been flooding in for the annual event, held by MP Mark Menzies and the Lytham St Annes Express, which aims to highlight the unsung heroes of the area.
But there’s still time to nominate.
Mr Menzies said: “This campaign is about giving credit where it is due, and to highlight the work of many women that can go unrecognised.
“We ae looking for the business leaders, carers, community stalwarts and volunteers who always go the extra mile.
“We are extremely lucky to have in this borough an army of community-minded people whose work improves the lives of countless others.
“Let’s make sure we do all we can to say thank-you to them in the best way possible.
“It is sad that in this day and age, the efforts of so 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.”
The current holder of the title is 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 first winner was Christine Miller from Lytham, who 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.
She now takes a seat on the judging panel, along with 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, March 3.

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