Everyday Heroes Awards 2022: Help us find the team that shines a spotlight on Bedford

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Raising the Profile of the Town team winners Bedford Ladies Tug of War Team with sponsor Martin Steers Bedford Radio
Raising the Profile of the Town team winners Bedford Ladies Tug of War Team with sponsor Martin Steers Bedford Radio

Now in its third year, the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Award, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, recognise people who have made a difference to our Borough and who make Bedford brilliant.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been highlighting each award category ahead of the closing date for nominations on 3 March 2023.

The last – but by no means least – award in the spotlight is ‘Raising the Profile of the Town (team)’, sponsored by Bedford Radio.

And with nominations coming in fast, it’s going to be a tough job for our judges to choose the finalists, who will all be invited to join us at our awards ceremony hosted by Bedford School at the Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s.

To nominate an everyday hero who deserves to receive the Raising the Profile of the Town (team) award, please complete the nomination form below by 3 March 2023.

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2022.

You can find the nomination form here.

Raising the Profile of the Town (team) sponsored by Bedford Radio

Bedford Radio is once again helping us find those individuals that want to put Bedford in the spotlight by supporting the Raising the Profile of the Town (team) category.

If you know of a group of people or an organisation that proves to people in other parts of the UK and beyond that Bedford punches above its weight, then this is the award you need to nominate them for.

We’re looking for teams of two or more people who have done everything from organising events to representing our Borough in their chosen field and promoted Bedford as either a brilliant place to be or home to excellent people.

If they help make Bedford look brilliant then we want to celebrate what they do.

Award sponsor, Martin Steers of Bedford Radio said: “Bedford is a fantastic place to live, work, and visit and what we need to do more of as a town is shout about that greatness and raise our profile within our own community and further afield, this is a key part of our core values at Bedford Radio.

“We’re excited and proud to sponsor this award as there are so many brilliant groups and teams who are doing a great job in raising the profile of Bedford, they should not only be thanked, but honoured and showcased as great examples to inspire others”

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2022.

You can also access the form here, or a downloadable form is available upon request here.

2021 winner: Bedford Ladies Tug of War team

Why they won: Bedford Ladies were established in the 1980s and have, since then, won numerous national, UK, European and World championship medals.

They won a hard-fought bronze medal in the World Championships representing as Bedford Ladies in the Club competition and as England in the Closed competition.

They have now qualified to represent Great Britain in the forthcoming World Games being held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA in July this year, bringing the town of Bedford to the 2nd largest sporting event in the world.

The Bedford Ladies are well known the world over in the USA, Sweden, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Japan, Australia, Chinese Taipei the Netherlands and more.

Highly Commended: Esquires

The team that runs Bedford Esquires operate a music venue that regularly punches above its weight.

Competing against similar size venues in Cambridge and Milton Keynes it consistently attracts popular music stars to the town, providing a cultural lifeline to the people who live here.

You can find out more about the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, and the other categories open for entries here.

 
 
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