AS we enter the fourth year of the Marvels of Mid Awards, we must give a big hand to the groups and individuals keeping us healthy in our community.

It is fundamental to keep our physical and mental health up every day.

Sometimes, this may mean we need a little help.

The awards highlight the amazing work of these people who keep us ticking.

As well as the work of GPs, community groups who encourage residents to get outside and socialise while keeping fit are also vital.

Once again, congratulations to all the winners and nominees – we know we are in good hands.

These groups and individuals are vital in relieving the pressure on our under-strain NHS.

Of course, the real answer would be more funding. We wait with bated breath...