Celebrating West Norfolk’s unsung heroes

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Unsung heroes who are working tirelessly to improve their communities will have their efforts celebrated during an awards ceremony this week.

Freebridge Community Housing will be honouring the people who are making a difference during its ceremony on Friday, April 25.

The association has been running the awards for its tenants, employees and partners for a number of years but this is the first time it has been opened up the wider community.

Chief executive Tony Hall said: “Every year we are delighted with the standard and quantity of nominations we receive for our awards. “This year has been even more incredible, as we have been able to hear about the excellent things that are happening, and the brilliant people who are doing them, in the wider community as well as people living in Freebridge homes.

“We are looking forward to an enjoyable and uplifting evening that celebrates the people who are the driving force in creating a better west Norfolk.”

The nominations are:

Community champion – Nicki and Chris Loake, Danielle Makrickaite, Ingeberg Martin

Community group – Forward, Phobbies, West Norfolk Mind

Good neighbour – Shirley Evans, Ann Gotts, Cynthia Groom

Inspiration to others – Steven Cable, John Todd, John Trower

Role model –Kimberley Ely, Sandra and Brian Winner, Sy Ivings

Employee achievement award – Wayne Desborough, Colin Hipkin, Steve Manning, Dawn Raftry

The ceremony, which will be taking place at the Providence Street Centre, will also feature two performances by the Springwood Big Band, under the direction of Eddie Seales.

Freebridge will also be launching its community fund during the evening.

Six community groups received grants of up to £1,000 during the last community fund.

If any additional Freebridge tenants would like to attend the event at the Providence Street centre, contact Hayley Kurt on 01553 666812 or email Hayley.kurt@freebridge.org.uk to discuss tickets.

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