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Boro Hero Awards

Do you know someone who has gone that extra mile to make a real difference to you or your community? Is there a person who you think deserves recognition for their kindness to others?

Then nominate them now to be one of our ‘Boro Heroes’.

Nominating is quick and easy – you just need to tell us about who you want to nominate and why you think they deserve to be a ‘Boro Hero’.

At the end of each month, Andy Preston, Mayor of Middlesbrough, will review all of the nominations and select a ‘Boro Hero’ for the month. The successful nominees will be invited to meet the Mayor to receive their award.

They will also be invited to attend the prestigious Civic Community Awards in April 2020 where they will be included within the shortlist of all of the monthly ‘Boro Hero’ winners to win the overall ‘Boro Hero of the year’.

To nominate your Boro Hero complete the online form.

If you have any queries please email

September 2019 - Bini Araia

Community activist Bini Araia won for his passionate and kind-hearted commitment to improving Middlesbrough, and helping those in need.

His work includes running a martial arts project that supports the integration of refugee children, a community allotment in Albert Park, organising litter picks, and helping new arrivals find their feet, learn English and make a positive contribution.

Read more about Bini's story.