Call for nominations for community awards supported by Rowland Gorringe

22nd June

The Heathfield News has got together with local estate agent Rowland Gorring to launch a quest to find local people or businesses who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to help the community.

Even before the pandemic we reported on selfless acts of kindness, undertaken to benefit the community by individuals and groups. We interviewed Terry, who used his skills and free time to remove graffiti which blighted the town of Heathfield. There was Diane Brenham who runs the Unity Community Association and community projects for the Leeves Way, Leeves Close, Newnham Way and Waldron Thorns community; and groups like Brighter Heathfield, Street Pastors and Heathfield and District Volunteer Centre to name a few.

Man standing next to door
Terry Hazeltine, volunteered to clear graffiti from Heathfield walls
Marcellus Edmonds, one of the elders at Kings Church, delivering a prescription
Diane Brenham from the Unity Community Association

When the pandemic hit, the community responded by leaping into action doing everything from free delivery services for the vulnerable, making kit bags and masks to energetic fundraising to support the NHS.

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Lucy Dale, riding to raise money for the NHS

We are looking for nominations in three categories for an individual (any age) voluntary group or business that has gone above and beyond over the last twelve months. Nominations are invited until 31st July 2020 and there will be a short list for final selection in August, with the winner announced in early September. Judges and prizes will be confirmed shortly.

Do you know an individual, group or business that has impressed you, made a difference and deserve recognition? If so click on the link below to fill out the nomination form and help to show them how much you appreciate their actions.

Terms and Conditions

Nominations can be for any individual or group of any age. A business should be nominated as a single entity. Contributions will be judged on their actions over the 12 month period May 31st 2019 – May 31st 2020. Judges may require proof of fundraising achievements. The judges decision will be final. Nominations must be received by midday on 31st July. Entries will be short listed in August and the winners announced by Friday 11 September. Prizes to be confirmed.