Radio star to host this year’s EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards

Promoting this year's EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards, are, from left, Peter Cook, Nick Conr

Promoting this year's EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards, are, from left, Peter Cook, Nick Conrad, Edd Smith, Chrissie Jackson, Nigel Pickover and Mick Parker. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

He's one of Norfolk's biggest stars, so it seems fitting that BBC Radio Norfolk's Nick Conrad is hosting this year's EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.

The breakfast show host will compere the December 8 ceremony which celebrates out community's unsung heroes and extraordinary individuals.

Mr Conrad said he was thrilled to support the awards, and encouraged everyone to send in their nomination before this Friday's deadline.

He said: 'It's fantastic to be part of an awards ceremony that identifies some of the amazing people that live in our community, and some of the fantastic things that they've done.

'I'm very proud to be hosting this ceremony this year and to hearing some of those wonderful stories.'

The Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards celebrate people from across the community who have either done something remarkable in the past year or who have been long-standing contributors to their community.

Not only do winners receive the recognition they deserve, but they are given a gift or experience tailor-made to suit their interests.

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Mr Conrad added: 'We are talking about people who have done extraordinary things and I think it's great that we get together as a community to celebrate what they have been through.'

BBC Radio Norfolk editor Peter Cook said: 'I know that there are Stars events that go on all around the county - in fact, all across Norfolk and Suffolk.

'There are fantastic stories of courage, of great bravery, and some amazing, heartwarming stories that come through.

'We're looking forward to seeing the real cream of the crop of the Stars of Norfolk.'

Event organiser Mick Parker said: 'The people of Norfolk are unique in the way that they support these awards, and thanks to their efforts, we will be able to determine some wonderful winners. Everybody involved in Stars says it's the most magical night they've ever been to.'

Grand venue for this year's awards

For the first time ever, this yea's awards are being held in the grand surroundings of Sprowston Manor Hotel.

Organiser Mick Parker said: 'It's a wonderful venue and it will have a festive feel for the awards on December 8.'

To nominate someone for an award you can either:

USE THE FORM: Fill in the form on the page and drop it into any of the EDP/Archant's branch offices. Forms can also be found at East of England Co-op branches.

CALL: You can also call reporter Stuart Anderson on 01603 772588 and tell him your idea for a nomination.

ONLINE: You can also nominate using the form by following this link.

The categories are:

-Carer of the Year

-Young Person of the Year

-Outstanding Sporting Achievement of the Year

-Community Group or Champion of the Year

-Outstanding Bravery

-Hospital/Ambulance Hero/Heroine of the Year

-Team of the Year

-Search and Rescue Person of the Year

-Fire Service Person of the Year

-Volunteer of the Year

-Armed Services Person of the Year

-Police Person of the Year

-Unsung Hero/Heroine of the Year

But remember, nominations close at midnight on Friday, so don't miss your chance to be involved and commend somebody you know deserves a pat on the back.

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