COMMUNITY STARS Lots of nominations but more needed

DOZENS of inspiring and heart-warming nominations continue to flow in for our Herald and Gazette Community Stars awards 2012. But we still need more.

We are quickly approaching 50 nominees in our many categories, which include Health Heroes, True Inspiration and Best Volunteer. There are already some great stories of sacrifice, dedication and kindness but we know there are plenty more stories still to be unearthed.

So, we need your help.

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We would really like some nominations in our Best Parent and Grandparent category. We can all often take what our parents or grandparents do for us for granted.

Wouldn’t it be nice to let them know how much we appreciate what they do for us.

We would also like to hear from some more people about those who have excelled in the local arts and entertainment industry as well as shopworkers and shopkeepers who go that extra mile to make customers happy. And, before the summer holidays, we would like people to get nominating their teachers and schools.

It only takes one nomination to get a special person or group included in our awards.

All of the nominees will be included in a special supplement, printed in the Herald and Gazette, in a few months’ time, when we will be asking readers to vote for their favourites.

Every nominee will be invited to our awards night, being held at the Dome Cinema, Worthing, on Sunday, December 9. The winners will take home a trophy and a free day-pass at Butlin’s, Bognor.

So, what are you waiting for? Fill in the form, above, and get your nominations sent in now.

The categories for the Herald and Gazette Community Stars awards 2012 are:

- Carer of the Year

- Star of the Community

- True Inspiration

- Best Volunteer

- Charity of the Year

- Best Friend

- Health Heroes

- Best School/Teacher

- Mini Heroes

- Best Shopworker/Shopkeeper

- Sporting Achievement Award

- Arts and Entertainment

- Parent or Grandparent of the Year

- Animal Magic

- The Herald & Gazette choice award – chosen by the Herald & Gazette team, the only award not voted for by readers