Pride of North East Awards 2018

11 January 2018 | North East England

Pride of North East 2018

Nominations open for the TSB Community Partner Award

We’re on the hunt for local heroes and we need your help to find them, as the Pride of North East Awards 2018 is now open for nominations.

As proud partners of the awards, TSB wants to hear about the special people in your area who have really made a difference.

Let us know about inspirational individuals or life-changing groups of people who have gone the extra mile to improve their communities and help others.

The 2018 TSB Community Partner Award winner could come from any walk of life, and be young or old.

Look at last year’s winners – the HenPower project, set up by the charity Equal Arts in Gateshead. Led by Jos Forester-Melville and Douglas Hunter, the hen-keeping initiative helps to alleviate loneliness and transform the lives of older people in care homes in the North East.

Or perhaps you know someone like 2017’s Special Recognition winner, Harry Mercer. Harry has been volunteering for more than 70 years and says he’ll never stop helping others.

Lynn McCormack, from the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, who nominated him, said: “He is an unassuming hero of his community and is worthy of recognition for all that he has done selflessly over the years supporting so many local organisations.”

The Area Director for TSB North East, Bev Gibson, said: “There are thousands of ordinary people right across Britain who do extraordinary things every day to help others in their local communities.

“At TSB we’re proud to be part of the community in the North East and want to shine a light on our local heroes and ensure their dedication and commitment is recognised.”

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