There’s still time to nominate your unsung heroes from Waveney in stars awards

Sponsors of this year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards at the Ivy House Hotel in Oulton Broad

Sponsors of this year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards at the Ivy House Hotel in Oulton Broad. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

There's still time to nominate your unsung heroes in this year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards.

Sarah Barrett, last year's overall winner of the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards. Picture: Nic

Sarah Barrett, last year's overall winner of the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Held for the third year, but at an exciting new venue, the awards honour those who go above and beyond to help their communities, giving local residents the recognition they deserve.

This year's award ceremony will be held at the Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad, allowing organisers to invite more guests to celebrate on the night.

The ceremony will be held on October 10, with BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy returning as the host.

And nominations are still open for the 10 award categories. They are Young Person of the Year, Outstanding Sporting Achievement of the Year, Community Group or Champion of the Year, Outstanding Bravery, Team of the Year Education Star, Uniform Services, Veteran of the Year, Charity Worker of the Year and Unsung Hero/Heroine of the Year.

Lily Dewbery at last year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards evening. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Lily Dewbery at last year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards evening. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The closing date for nominations is September 8, with the judging taking place on September 25.

Organiser Mick Parker, from Parker Communications, said: 'We started it to celebrate real local heroes, and the response we've had from the community in Lowestoft has been unbelievable.

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'And over the years, as people have seen the sincerity of the event, more and more people want to get involved, and this allows us to put on a great evening with great prizes.

'The awards are progressing really well this year, but we still need even more entries in all of the categories to make the night really special.

'Everybody must know someone who goes above and beyond for their community, organisation or group, and deserves to be recognised as a real hero.'

The previous venue - The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft - will continue as a key sponsor for the event along with a range of other local businesses. The Eastern Daily Press and its sister papers the Lowestoft Journal and Beccles and Bungay Journal are proud to be continuing as media sponsors.

This year's headline sponsor is Lowestoft-based Kingsley Healthcare.

To make a nomination, visit www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk and follow the link on the homepage where an online form is available.

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