Who deserves a Sunshine award?

Last year's Community Group winners, Lancaster and Morecambe Homestart.
Last year's Community Group winners, Lancaster and Morecambe Homestart.

It’s time once again to recognise the people who have made a positive difference to Morecambe.

The Visitor’s annual Sunshine Awards will return this May for a fifth consecutive year.

Our awards will celebrate the people who help make our town so special at our annual gala awards dinner, the Sunshine Ball.

Who has contributed to Morecambe? Who has put our town on the map? Who has given their time and worked hard for the people of our resort?

If you know of anyone who deserves a Sunshine Award, now is the time to tell us.

We are once again giving you, our Visitor readers, your say in the voting.

We want you to send us your nominations, in writing, by email, even by Facebook or Twitter.

However you do it, please let us know...who do you think should win a Sunshine Award?

We have four Sunshine Award categories where you, The Visitor readers, can have your say.

They are


The Sunshine Unsung Hero award will be awarded to an individual who deserves recognition for their work in the Morecambe community. He or she could be a charity or community worker, a teacher, a group leader or anyone who sums up the term “unsung hero”.


The Sunshine Community award will be awarded to a community group. This could be an organisation, charity or similar. The winning group will have made a positive difference to the community of Morecambe.


The Sunshine Sport award will be given to an individual or a team who have excelled in the sporting arena. This could be a Morecambe sportsperson of any age, or a manager, trainer or coach, or a team.


The Sunshine Entertainment award will be given to an individual or group who has produced sterling work in the field of Morecambe entertainment, whether it’s in music, dance, performance arts, theatre, TV or comedy. The winner could be a performer, a teacher, an arts worker or anyone involved in entertainment who is connected to Morecambe, a town with a great tradition in the field.


We want you to send us your nominations in any, or all, of the reader categories.

You can nominate in writing to: Morecambe Sunshine Awards, Editorial, The Visitor, 41 Northgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, Lancs, LA3 3PA.

By email to greg.lambert@jpress.co.uk .

On twitter. Please tweet your suggestions to @the_visitor and please include #sunshineawards in your tweet

On Facebook. Please post your suggestions on our Facebook group www.facebook.com/thevisitornewspaper .

The closing date for nominations is March 14. Please state clearly the category, the name of the person you’re nominating, and why.

We will reveal the short lists of nominations in The Visitor, then open the voting to the public in our reader categories.

Keep an eye on www.thevisitor.co.uk for updates on the Sunshine Awards.