The Local is relaunching its Rose Award for 2015 - an award given to members of the community who go that extra mile for someone else.
We want you to tell us who your unsung heroes are so that their efforts can be rewarded with a small gesture that means a lot.
The first person to be presented with a rose award for 2015 is care assistant Ian Short, who has given 26 years of service to the Butterfield Centre in North Road, Bourne.
Ian, 52, who lives in Harrington Street, Bourne, has been described by his nominee as “always having a cheery smile” whilst at work.
Ian was nominated by Bob Kelly for his “hard work” in his role.
Bob Kelly, who has known Ian for a number of years said: “He seems to me, one of those unsung people, he always gets on with his job and is always smiling.
“He works hard for the people at The Butterfield Day Care Centre and gets on with the job to help the residents.
“People like Ian deserve to be noticed for what they do, he is someone that is always there for others.”
Ian was given a surprise presentation of the rose award at the centre just before Christmas and was “delighted” to have received the award.
He said: “I don’t know what to say, I’m very surprised. It’s a very nice award to receive - it’s lovely.
“I’d like to say a big thank you to Bob, it’s always nice to see him.”
Ian helps provide assistance for the people who attend the day care centre, along with driving the centre’s minibus.
Ian said: “My favourite job is driving the minibus, I enjoy taking people out on trips and helping them with their shopping - we all have a great laugh.”