The shortlisted nominees for this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards, with lead sponsor E.ON, have been announced – and include several nominations for Ruddington residents.
The awards celebrate the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses and environmentalists, clubs, organisations, as well as the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors and local enterprise.
Those on the shortlist from Ruddington include Mark Pinks for ‘Volunteer of the Year’ – in recognition of his outstanding contribution to village life; including as a former Ruddington Parish Councillor, an NG11 Foodbank volunteer and the driving force behind Ruddington Village Community Partnership and the Ruddington Village Market.
Also shortlisted from Ruddington, in the ‘Community Group of the Year’ category, are volunteers from the Wednesday Morning Coffee Club in St Peter’s Rooms, which helps to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst villagers aged over 55.
Helen Tooth‘s ‘Joyful Jukebox’ – which she brings to Ruddington for Bloomin’ Dementia‘s fortnightly ‘Music in Mind’ sessions in the Village Hall and also the ‘Green Memory Cafe’ at Rushcliffe Country Park – has been recognised in the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category this year.
Last but not least, Ruddington resident Megan Stacey is shortlisted for ‘Sportsperson of the Year’.
Rushcliffe Borough Council are delighted to welcome E.ON as lead sponsors for the awards, which will take place at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford on Thursday 30th November.
Over 30 groups and individuals have been shortlisted for this year’s accolades following an incredible response and over 150 nominations for local heroes.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Abby Brennan said: “Huge congratulations to our shortlisted nominees, all of whom are contributing to Rushcliffe life in so many wonderful ways or leading by example in their chosen field.
“We received a record number of nominations this year and the judging panel have had an exceptionally difficult job narrowing down those who have been shortlisted.
“We really look forward to meeting these local heroes at the awards evening and celebrating their achievements. It really is one of the highlights of the year, focussing on people who achieve and give so much.
“Thank you to everyone who nominated a group, business or individual. All nominators are being acknowledged by us to say thank you for taking the time to put forward their community hero and their continued efforts.”
You can find out more about the awards and read the full shortlist of nominees at http://ruddington.info/celebrating-rushcliffe-awards-nominees-announced-oct2023/.
With thanks to Graham Wright via RUDDINGTON.info