Still time to nominate your unsung heroes in Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards

Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.Mick Parker and mayor,

Launch of the Eastern Daily Press 2016 Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards.Mick Parker and mayor, Stephen Ardley with Woody Bear.PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Dozens of hard-working and deserving people have been nominated for this year's Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards - but there is still time to get your entries in.

After the success of the inaugural Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards last year, The Journal and our sister paper, the Eastern Daily Press, have brought the event back for a second year.

Organisations such as Kingsley Healthcare, Waveney District Council, Waveney Norse and Lings Motor Group have again agreed to come on board as sponsors.

A glittering awards night is due to take place at Lowestoft's Hotel Victoria on Monday, November 7 2016.

Journal editor Andrew Papworth said: 'It's heartwarming to see how many entries we already have for this year's event.


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'It clearly shows there are an awful lot of fantastic people in Lowestoft and Waveney striving to do the very best for their communities.

'If there's someone you know who you think deserves recognition, please don't hesitate to nominate them. We want this event to be a celebration of all that's good in the community.'

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Categories this year are:

? Uniformed Services Person of the Year

? Veteran of the Year

? Unsung Hero of the Year

? Young Person of the Year

? Team of the Year

? Education Star of the Year

? Outstanding Bravery of the Year

? Sporting Achievement of the Year

? Community Champion of the Year

? Charity Worker of the Year

There will also be an overall winner decided by the judges, along with a Special Recognition Award and Judges' Special Award.

At the launch of Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney earlier this year, former Lowestoft mayor and Stars founder Stephen Ardley said: 'We would like to get as many nominations as possible. There are so many people out there who do extraordinary things but never ask for recognition.'

To enter, see the article on The Journal's homepage and fill in the form.

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