Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2017: Less than a month left to nominate

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Special Recognition Award

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Special Recognition Award for the Norfolk D-Day Veterans. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Time is running out to nominate for the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.

There is now less than a month to get your nominations in for this years awards, which will celebrate the stars of your community with a spectacular ceremony night full of cheers and tears as amazing stories are shared.

There has been scores of applications, but without your nomination that person who does so much for so little, may go unrecognised for their out-standing contributions.

Not only is the night a celebration with drinks, food and awards, each winner receives a prize for their work, with the judges getting to know the nominees so they can choose something that will really make a difference to their life.

It only takes 50 words to fill out the nomination form. Just the nominees name and a description of why you think the person or group deserve the award.

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Young Person of the Year C

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Young Person of the Year Courtney Payne(left) with runners up Willow Neve Commons, Marcus Dunn and Oliver Duerden. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

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Editor-in-chief of the EDP, David Powles, said: 'Everyone will know a group or someone who does extraordinary things for the people around them.

'Well, what better to do than to sing about their achievements by nominating them for a deserved award? We've had a great response, but we'd love more.'

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This paper has already featured stories about previous winners and the difference that winning the award made to their lives and the happiness felt knowing the work that they do has been appreciated.

We were able to celebrate the hard work of Janice Parslow-Williams after she retired from Manorcourt Homecare after more than 25 years of service.

She said: 'I have never seen anything like it been done before. It was an eye opener and so nice for people to say thank you.

'You don't realise that people do care when you go to work everyday and when someone says thank you it does make you stand back, it's lovely. Seeing some of the rewards it was out-standing.'

It only takes a few minutes for the form to be filled in online at or sent to Marc Betts, Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE.

Sponsors Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is committed to supporting those people who, in their many different ways, help to improve lives and wellbeing in their communities and neighbourhoods.

We know that these special individuals and groups play a vital role in helping to foster stronger, better connected and more resilient communities, building great places where people know each other and are willing to work together to make improvements and help one another. This belief is central to our nationally-pioneering work with communities. Often these champions are long-standing volunteers or dedicated employees who go above and beyond to serve others. These are normal local people whose extraordinary stories of kindness, commitment or courage are an inspiration to everyone. We know there are many such community heroes and heroines across the Great Yarmouth borough and Norfolk more widely, and we are proud to help thank them publicly, and recognise their fantastic efforts and achievements, by sponsoring these wonderful awards.

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