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The Comet Community Awards 2016 are here!
The annual awards ceremony taking place at Letchworth’s The Icknield Centre in May will highlight the achievements of many unsung heroes from across Stevenage and North Herts, and again we’re looking for your entries for the 12 categories open to the public.
Whether you know a Role Model of the Year, one of the many Charity Champions in our midst or have a Great and Green candidate in mind, then we want to hear from you.
Ahead of the awards night itself, we have teamed up with main sponsors Roaring Meg – with the Stevenage retail park giving out £100 cheques on a monthly basis for those making a difference in the community.
The Roaring Meg Community Heroes initiative will continue right up to the May 20 ceremony, with all winners also being put forward for the main awards.
A spokesman for Roaring Meg, which is based just off Monkswood Way and is currently undergoing developments which will see a new Toys R Us store open this spring with a Debenhams department store following in 2017, said: “Being part of Stevenage for as long as the Roaring Meg Park has, we have become part of the fabric of so many peoples’ lives – not just serving retail and leisure needs, but also providing a social area for the community meets.
“Through Roaring Meg Community Heroes, we can reward a person who has gone above and beyond with a cheque for £100 – someone who gone that extra mile in their job, or maybe an an unpaid volunteer or helper.
“As we read the nominations each month, it never ceases to amaze that there are such good people out there doing what they do, not for personal gain, but out of the goodness of their hearts.
“It can make picking just one monthly winner incredibly difficult.
“All last year’s winners were overwhelmed when we contacted them, and what better way to work with our community than to heap praise on those who give so much and expect so little in return.”
Roaring Meg Community Heroes are here again!
Roaring Meg in Stevenage will once again be the main sponsor for next year’s special ceremony to celebrate the heroes of our community, but will also be handing out a cheque every month in the lead up to the annual event.
Readers are encouraged to highlight the good work of those around them for the first Roaring Meg Community Heroes winner, which will be decided at the end of this month.
Subsequent prizes will then be handed out every month prior to the 2016 ceremony, due to be held in May next year.
To nominate someone special for this month’s prize, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominee’s contact details and explain why they deserve the August title of Roaring Meg Community Hero.