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Filton’s unsung heroes honoured at awards ceremony

Posted on Friday 13th July 2012 at 3:01 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Unsung Heroes Awards 2012.

Volunteers working within the Filton community were honoured at an ‘Unsung Heroes’ awards ceremony held at Abbeywood School earlier this week.

Organised by the Community Lead Group for Filton, the event recognised the hard work, determination and ambition shown by people who dedicate a large part of their life to the local community.

A record number of 147 nominations had been received since entries opened back in April – across the four categories: ‘group’, ‘project’, ‘individual over 18’ and ‘individual under 18’.

The winners were presented with their awards by Robert Walsh, Head of Safer, Stronger Communities at South Gloucestershire Council, and Cllr Adam Monk, Chair of Filton Town Council.

The judges reported that they were so impressed with the quality of the entries that they decided to presented every nominee with a certificate of recognition.

Abbeywood Community School students played a big part in the event, with the school’s choir, drama group and individual musicians and singers providing entertainment breaks between announcements of the award winners.

And the winners were …

  • ‘Project’ award: Viewpoint Action Group
  • ‘Group’ award: Silver Surfers
  • ‘Individual over 18’ award: Alison Finn (Abbeywood School)
  • ‘Individual over 18’ award: James Sun (St Andrew’s Youth Club)

More photos  from the event on PicasaWeb (The Journal)

Read more about each of the award winners »

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Nominations open for Filton’s Unsung Heroes

Posted on Saturday 12th May 2012 at 11:34 pm by SH (Editor)

Filton Working Together.

As a way of recognising the fantastic work carried out by people volunteering and living in Filton, the “Unsung Heroes” awards have been launched.

The award organisers (Filton Community Lead Group) are looking for nominations and examples of the very special work volunteers have been carrying out in our neighbourhood.

Do you know someone who helps others take part in improving your community? Someone who goes that extra mile to make a difference to others?

If so, why not nominate them for Filton’s Unsung Heroes 2012 award?

These awards, split into four categories of Unsung Hero (individual over 18s), Unsung Hero (individual under 18s), Unsung Hero (group) and Unsung Hero (project) will be presented as part of the Celebrating Filton’s Community ceremony on 10th July 2012.

The ceremony will be held at Abbeywood Community School from 4pm to 6:30 pm. Certificates will be presented to all of the people nominated and there will be an opportunity to find out more about the school and see some of the activities that the pupils take part in.

Director of Southern Brooks Community Partnership, Julie Close, said:

“This is the opportunity for Filton residents to recognise the hard work, determination and ambition people show in dedicating their life to our community; taking no reward from it other than the pleasure of helping others to take part and enjoy their neighbourhood.”

The search for Filton’s Unsung Heros is taking place through April and May and into June. Nomination forms are available at seven voting stations:

  • Filton Town Council Office, Elm Park
  • St Peter’s Church
  • Filton Leisure Centre
  • Abbeywood Community School
  • Filton Sure Start centre
  • St Therese’s Church
  • St Andrews Church and Youth Centre

Nominations must be returned by Friday 10th June 2012.

More: Nominees must be living in or working in Filton »

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