Everyday Heroes Awards: Where are Bedford’s unsung heroes?

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We’re highlighting each category for the Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Awards and today we’re looking at the Unsung Hero award.

Our Everyday Heroes Awards 2021 are in partnership with The Harpur Trust and help recognise people who have made a difference to our Borough and made Bedford brilliant.

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.

Make your nominations at the form below

Unsung Hero

We’re really pleased to have Brewpoint join us once again, who is this year supporting the Unsung Hero award.

The Unsung Hero award recognises someone who looks out for their neighbours, gives back to their community or has recently shown an act of bravery.

This is our broadest category, and we want to hear inspirational stories about great Bedfordians.

So, if you know someone who has done something outstanding to help others, that doesn’t fit into any of our other categories, then this is the award for them.

Doug MacDonald, Brewpoint Brand Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be sponsoring and supporting the Bedford Independent Unsung Hero Award.

“These awards celebrate Bedford’s brilliant people and we’re looking forward to celebrating their incredible achievements in April.”

You can tell us about an everyday hero who deserves to receive the Unsung Hero award at the form below by 4 March 2022.

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2021.

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

2020 winner

Last year we helped give Martin Keys the thanks he deserved. The person nominating Martin has MS and called him “one of the most caring, the kindest men” they have come to know in Bedford.

Aside from Martin helping them when they visit, Martin also employs young people with learning difficulties and others who need their confidence restored or in some cases building up. An unsung hero who has now been recognised.

Highly commended: Martin Denny

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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