Unsung heroes of all ages are honoured in our Stars of Norfolk and Waveney awards

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 winners the Norfolk D-Day Veterans. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Whether young, old or somewhere in between, everybody has the opportunity to contribute to our community and help make it a better place to live.

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 winners Sasha Nutley(left) and Megan Stratton.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

So it's only right that people of all ages are recognised for their achievements in the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.

The annual awards event, which this year was launched in May, aims to celebrate the efforts of our quiet achievers and unsung heroes.

Some of our most junior - and senior - residents were recognised in the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney awards in 2015.

During surprise Special Recognition Awards, guests listened to emergency calls made by youngsters Sasha Nutley and Megan Stratton, who - in separate incidents - called 999 to save their mums' lives.


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Later on, 12 of Norfolk's D-Day veterans were met with cheers and rapturous applause as they came on stage to be jointly honoured for the first time.

EDP editor in chief Nigel Pickover said: 'We are thrilled to be able provide this opportunity for the special Stars of Norfolk and Waveney to be honoured.

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'These are the everyday heroes whose work may go unnoticed but is so important to our communities.'

Mr Pickover added: 'It is vital that no-one is forgotten, so if you know of someone who deserves recognition then enter them into our event.'

There are 13 categories nominations can be made in ranging from Young Person of the Year to Team of the Year.

The same people can be nominated in different categories, and readers can nominate as many times as they like.

Last year more than 300 people were nominated, and organisers hope there will be even more this year.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in December, which this year will be held at Sprowston Manor hotel near Norwich.

Winners of the awards receive a tailor-made gift especially designed with their interests in mind.

The event's sponsors will be judging the entries, which must be submitted by early October.

It's quick and easy to put someone in the running for an EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Award. Just go online and visit www.edp24.co.uk/home/stars to fill out a short questionnaire.

For more information about the awards email info@parkercom.co.uk or call organiser Mick Parker on 01473 636983 or 07922 280380.

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