Everyday Heroes Awards: Who is helping Bedford punch above its weight?

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The nominations for this year’s Bedford Independent Everyday Heroes Award, in partnership with The Harpur Trust, are in full swing, helping you to recognise people who have made a difference to our Borough and who make Bedford brilliant.

We’ve been highlighting each award category ahead of the closing date for nominations on 31 January 2024.

Nominate the team who you think raises the profile of Bedford here

Today’s award in the spotlight is ‘Raising the Profile of the Town (individual)’, sponsored by The Quarry Theatre.

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 (individual) award, please complete the nomination form below by 31 January 2024.

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2023.

Raising the Profile of the Town (individual) sponsored by The Quarry Theatre

The Quarry Theatre 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 (individual) category.

Quarry Theatre
The Quarry Theatre at St. Luke’s

Do you know someone who may have organised an event, campaigned to make our town better or shouted loud about the positives of Bedford on social media?

Whatever it is, tell us how they’ve helped shine a light on our borough.

“We are very excited to be sponsoring this award category once again,” said James Pharaoh, MBE, director of the Quarry Theatre.

“Bedford is such an incredible town and certainly when it comes to its arts, culture and heritage. Good luck to all the nominees!”

Please remember the nomination must be for activities carried out between January and December 2023.

Nominate the team who you think raises the profile of Bedford here

2022 winner: Chelsea Beckford-Procyk

Chelsea Beckford-Procyk with her student midwife of the year award

Chelsea Beckford-Procyk has not only excelled in her chosen studies of Midwifery but also through her extra-curricular work but also on anti-racism in midwifery care.

For this she won ‘Student Midwife of the Year’ at the Student Nursing Times Awards and was nominated in the ‘Mary Seacole Award’ category which recognises students’ outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion within nursing and healthcare.

Highly Commended: James Pharaoh MBE

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.