Wessex FM's Local Hero Awards 2016

Sponsored by Goldcrest Jewellers, Hardye Arcade, Dorchester

Sponsored by Goldcrest Jewellers, Hardye Arcade, Dorchester

Do you know a teacher in a local school or college who goes the extra mile? Do they give up their time to run extra clubs and activities? Do they get your kids enthused about their learning? Who are the teachers that make your youngsters want to go to school?

Sponsored by Danmor Lodge Residential Home, Weymouth

Sponsored by Danmor Lodge Residential Home, Weymouth

This award is for anyone in uniform! This includes military personnel, doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, the fire service, coastguards, or any other service there to make our lives safer.

Sponsored by FGP Systems Ltd, Granby Industrial Estate

Sponsored by FGP Systems Ltd, Granby Industrial Estate

This award can be presented to an individual or a charity itself. The individual may work for the charity, driving fundraising or awareness, or they may be a person who supports that charity voluntarily. If nominating a charity, it could be an organisation making a difference in people's lives locally, and perhaps doesn't get the credit it deserves amongst the bigger, national charities.

Sponsored by Brewery Square, Dorchester

Sponsored by Brewery Square, Dorchester

This award is for an individual or organisation that has excelled expectation or beaten the odds to achieve something amazing. The achievement could come in education, the arts, sport, at work, personal life, and could be a qualification, a big break, getting a community project off the ground, etc.