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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 13:40

Ely Hero Awards 2019

Last night (Monday 1st July 2019) the Ely Hero Awards 2019 were held at The Maltings, Ely Riverside. The evening was filled with laughs, food, cheers, tears and happiness, recognising the inspirational individuals in our community! The evening featured food from Habis, singing from Elma and Kathryn Buck and a hugely popular raffle organised by Life Fitness to raise funds for this year’s Charity of the Year - Fen House, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust in Ely.

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 10:58

Ely Hero Awards Launch 2019

It’s time to nominate the kind-hearted, courageous and dedicated individuals who are at the heart of our community in this year’s Ely Hero Awards.

Gongs are up for grabs in 10 categories and unsung heroes who live or work in the city and surrounding villages within a 10-mile radius can be put forward. Dozens of people attended the launch event at Poets House on Monday 4th March as businesses, sponsors, civic dignitaries and former winners were present. The event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with 26 businesses pledging their support for the feel-good community celebration.

It was revealed that this year’s chosen charity will be Fen House, who offer a rehabilitation service for people with cognitive, physical or emotional symptoms following a brain injury. A moving first hand account of the work that takes place at the centre was given by former patient Terry Wilby. He spent 12 weeks at Fen House after acquiring a brain injury following a sudden heart attack.

He explained: “When I was in hospital I didn’t recognise any family members and I was very low. “Then when I went to Fen House my life was transformed over 12 weeks. I was so very, very lucky, and I owe it all to them.”

Award categories are Smiliest Server, Colleague of the Year, Caring Companion, Most Amazing Professional, Neighbour of the Year, Community Champion, Best Teacher, Child of Achievement, Sporting Hero and The Ely Hero Award.

The judging panel will shortlist three nominations that will be invited to a glitzy award ceremony at The Maltings on July 1.

Judges include Councillor and Ex-Mayor, Lis Every, Ely tourism manager Tracey Harding and former hero nominee Stuart Green. Mayor of Ely Councillor Mike Rouse said: “The Ely Hero Awards has a presence in the city throughout the year and the effect of it spreads throughout the community which is fantastic to see. This is a very strong city and this event makes Ely what it is and brings it all together. Everyday heroes are all around us so get nominating them.”

Organised by drain care specialists Metro Rod Cambridge and helped by us (Infiniti Graphics) - in partnership with The Ely Standard and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - it is third year running for the community event. Editor of the Ely Standard John Elworthy said: “There are a lot of people who do amazing things in this city and this event has exemplified everything I think is good about community spirit. We are thrilled to be part of this."


Nominations can be made via the website at www.elyheroawards.org.uk/nominate.

Or visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/elyheroes or join in with the tweets @elyheroes.

There will also be entry via a coupon in the Ely Standard newspaper, with weekly coverage in the lead up to the big night.

Entries close on April 29.


Read the full article on the Ely Standard Newspaper website here.

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