Redruth residents are being urged to nominate unsung stars who make a difference to the lives of others in and around the town.

The Specsavers Redruth Local Hero Awards is open for nominations, with a number of categories available.

Lucy Eva, director at the town's Specsavers store and a lead sponsor of the event, explained the importance of the awards.

She said: "These awards are really important for Redruth.

"They're an opportunity to celebrate those people whose selfless efforts can often go unnoticed by many, but without them our community wouldn't be the same."

She encourages nominations of people who volunteer their time to good causes, support local businesses, and individuals who play a significant role in community projects.

Falmouth Packet: The Specsavers Redruth Local Hero Awards is open for nominations

Individuals of all ages are eligible for these awards, which also includes a Young Person of the Year category.

This year, the award categories include Good Neighbour Award, Volunteer of the Year, Best Community Project, Young Person of the Year, Environment and Climate Change Hero, Sportsperson of the Year, Best New Local Business, and Best Green Business.

Keira Anderson, events and marketing co-ordinator at Redruth Town Council, thanked the local businesses for their sponsorship, which ensures the event's success.

She said: "We are extremely thankful to Specsavers Redruth and all the other local businesses who are generously sponsoring this year's awards programme."

The awards ceremony, set to take place on April 26 at the Penventon Park Hotel, is expected to celebrate standout members of the community.

Expressing gratitude for these local heroes, Ms Eva added: "By nominating people for an award, you are showing how much you and others appreciate their hard work and the difference they make to our town."

Nominations must be submitted by the April 7 deadline.

To submit a nomination, do so through the following link: