A RURAL insurer is urging crime-fighters to enter its 2014 awards.
NFU Mutual is asking residents to enter the Country Crime Fighters Awards 2014 to help crack down on crime in rural areas of the UK.
With only a few weeks left to enter, people are reminded to visit www.nfumutual.co.uk/crimefighters and tell the insurer in 300 words or less why they or their community group deserve to win an award and how they have helped to reduce crime in their local area. Entries close on August 11.
Last year, the insurer revealed that rural crime in Staffordshire totaled an estimated £1.1 million, while the UK-wide cost of 'agri-crime' was an estimated £42.3 million in 2012.
With a cash fund of up to £1,500 available, the awards will help to recognise and celebrate unsung rural heroes by providing them with financial and practical support to help fund anti-crime initiatives.