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Nominate your community heroes for the Community at Heart Awards 2019

Community at Heart Awards launch

Published: Monday, 19th August 2019

Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Community at Heart Awards!

The fifth annual Community at Heart Awards were launched today by Cllr Karen Vincent, Chairman of Broadland District Council with Alice Marshall-Clarke and John Warren from event sponsors Price Bailey.

The Broadland Community at Heart Awards celebrate our community heroes; acknowledging the valuable contribution of volunteers, businesses, individuals or community groups and the work they do in the district. Previous winners have included sports clubs, fundraising groups, and carers in the community. There are many inspirational people in our community and these awards offer a chance to show appreciation for the efforts made by local heroes. 

Nominations are now open and the categories this year are:

Inspiration of the Year

A person who has achieved something great - personally or professionally and is an inspiration to others.

Young Person of the Year (aged 25 or under)

A young person who has made remarkable and inspirational achievements and has shown enthusiasm and positivity.

Sporting Achievement of the Year

A team or individual who reached a goal in sport and have been an excellent example of good sportsmanship.

Carer of the Year

A carer paid or unpaid, who a resident of Broadland could not do without.

Business Community Support of the Year

A local business that has contributed to supporting community initiatives.

Safer Broadland Award

A person in your neighbourhood who makes everyone feel a little safer. Nominees can be paid or unpaid.

Environmental Champion of the Year

An individual, school, business or community group who has made an extra effort to make a positive impact on the environment.

Community Group of the Year

A community group that has made a significant contribution to the residents of their local area.

Volunteer of the Year

An individual who has volunteered their time to make an outstanding contribution to their community.

Good Neighbour or Friend of the Year

A person who has made a positive impact on someone’s life. Someone who has gone the extra mile to offer help in times of trouble or just in day to day life.

Nominations will close on 29 September. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to a special awards evening held at The Space in Sprowston – venue sponsors for the awards. The winners in each category will receive £250 to give to their chosen community group or voluntary organisation.  

We know there are many individuals and groups in Broadland who work tirelessly to improve the lives of those around them. Although they do not seek recognition for their actions, we feel it is important to give the community they support a chance to say a well-deserved thank you for the difference they make. Over the past four years we have had some fantastic winners and nominees, so I can’t wait to see this year’s shortlist and learn more about the incredible work they do.” said Cllr Karen Vincent

Chartered accountants Price Bailey are the awards key sponsor. John Warren, Partner at Price Bailey said:

“We are delighted to once again be a main sponsor of the Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2019. We feel it is important to celebrate outstanding individuals who are driven to improve our local community. These people make a significant difference and their exceptional efforts help to improve things for us all.  Attending the Award Ceremony is a privilege and hearing the stories & seeing the nominees is inspirational. It is fantastic to see so many community focused individuals.”

Winners of the Community at Heart Awards will be nominated for the EDP's Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards, held at Open on 5 December 2019.

Nominate your community hero!

Paper nomination forms can also be collected from and returned to the following libraries from next week: Acle, Aylsham, Blofield, Brundall, Hellesdon, Reepham, Sprowston, Taverham, St Williams Way and Wroxham.

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