Time to nominate your Suffolk heroes
A heroic member of the public, celebrated social workers and young carers are already in the running to become one of the official Stars of Suffolk.
SUFFOLK: A heroic member of the public, celebrated social workers and young carers are already in the running to become one of the official Stars of Suffolk.
Nominations are flooding in recognising the outstanding individuals among us who have dedicated their time to helping others.
The Evening Star and Suffolk County Council have once again joined forces to honour the remarkable efforts of people in the county who go the extra mile.
Over the Christmas period, 28 nominations were received from across Suffolk - but it is not too late to have your say.
If you know a teacher, carer, neighbour or volunteer that has made a real difference to your local community nominate them for a Stars of Suffolk gong.
There are 13 categories - including Carer of the Year, Police Person of the Year, Outstanding Bravery and Unsung Hero - as well as two special awards for the overall winner and the special recognition award.
- 1 'I slept at the store' - Teen queues for 14 hours as Tim Hortons opens
- 2 CCTV appeal after cash stolen from ATM dispensing tray at Ipswich store
- 3 Tragic loss of 'kind and gentle' Aayush at 17 devastated family
- 4 Cyclist left with 'potentially life-changing injuries' after Ipswich crash
- 5 Teenager 'kicked and punched' by man during Ipswich assault
- 6 Wallet and cash stolen as two more cars have windows smashed in in Ipswich
- 7 Police warning after Suffolk driver speeds at 126mph
- 8 Man with foot fetish jailed for sexually assaulting women
- 9 Man, 25, threatened to kill ex-partner with wrench, court hears
- 10 Trophy tours and new stores: 23 nostalgic pictures of Ipswich in the 1980s
The awards are sponsored by a number of local businesses and organisations and will be judged by an independent panel.
The winners will be revealed at a gala evening on Tuesday, March 30 at Endeavour House, Ipswich.
Nominations will be welcomed until the closing date of Friday, February 19. To nominate visit www.starsofsuffolk.org.uk.
Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Carer of the Year
Courageous Young Person of the Year
Community Group or Champion of the Year
Fire Service Person of the Year
Hospital or Ambulance Person of the Year
Healthy Lifestyle Champion of the Year
Police Person of the Year
Search and Rescue Person of the Year
School Team of the Year
Social Worker of the Year
Unsung Hero or Heroine of the Year
Volunteer of the Year