Community hero deadline extended

Ruth Fisher (right) of Age Concern Luton receives her 2014 winner of winners community award from Pictons partner Siobhan Rooney
Ruth Fisher (right) of Age Concern Luton receives her 2014 winner of winners community award from Pictons partner Siobhan Rooney

If you haven’t yet nominated your community heroes and heroines, you’re in luck - the deadline for the popular Community Awards has been extended to Monday (September 14).

Awards founder Mostaque Koyes said: “We’ve received a lot of nominations already but people have been away over the summer and especially during the school holidays.

“We wanted to have one last push as we always get a nominations rush at the last minute and this extension gives people a chance to give their unsung local heroes the recognition they deserve.”

The comprehensive 18 award categories cover every aspect of community life. The enormous contribution made by local people and projects is celebrated at a special occasion which has become a must on the social calendar.

It includes Charity Champions, Young Hero, Role Model of the Year, Exceptional Achievement, Parent in a Million, Helping Hands, Community Arts, Community Project of the Year and Mayor’s Award.

The 24 judges – including Herald&Post editor Lynn Hughes – will have a hard task on their hands.

For the fifth year running, the awards have been sponsored by law firm Pictons.

Managing partner Sukh Saini said: “Just being nominated means so much to the people involved.”
The awards will be presented at a glittering gala on Friday, October 23 at Luton’s Venue Central.

This year’s chosen charity is Cancer Research UK.

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