Nominate unsung heroes for 2016 Achievers Awards

The Award for Outstanding Junior Sports Team of the Year

Sponsored by Spice Garden Indian Restaurant 

The Winners were AS Eastbourne Under 8's

The Eastbourne Achievers Awards 2015 at The Winter Garden, Eastbourne. April 17th 2015 SUS-150420-172958001

The Award for Outstanding Junior Sports Team of the Year Sponsored by Spice Garden Indian Restaurant The Winners were AS Eastbourne Under 8's The Eastbourne Achievers Awards 2015 at The Winter Garden, Eastbourne. April 17th 2015 SUS-150420-172958001

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A night at the theatre awaits Eastbourne’s unsung heroes this autumn.

For the search is on to find those people with the biggest hearts in our community, to be recognised at the Eastbourne Achievers’ Awards.

The Devonshire Park theatre will be the stage for this year’s awards which are organised by the Herald and take place on Sunday, September 25.

Today the Herald launches its quest to recognise and reward people from all walks of life who go that extra mile for the good of others.

From the mini marvel and school classroom star to the person deemed to be the bravest of the brave, the Herald is looking to recognise the town’s most special citizens.

There are categories, too, for the finest sporting achievement, for the best charity or voluntary group, for the best neighbour or community volunteer and for a ‘super senior’ citizen.

Karen Beck, event organiser for Johnston Press, said, “Week in, week out, the pages of the Herald and the Gazette are sprinkled with stories of heroic acts and charitable behaviour.

“Now is the chance for our readers to tell us about the special people they know.

“These are the people who go that extra mile. Young and old, from all walks of life, they care for others or perform the most incredible acts and deeds. Most shun recognition and do what they do simply out of love for others. They are so often the people who bind our communities together. They are truly our unsung heroes. Now is your chance to tell us who they are. We need your help.”

A host of sponsors have generously come forward to support the awards, and their names will be revealed in the coming weeks. The event is being supported by Eastbourne Borough Council.

The awards will have a new approach with the Devonshire Park Theatre offering the opportunity for friends and family to support the winners on stage.

Karen added, “These are often the people who least expect to be recognised for what they do, largely because try don’t see themselves as special.”

For further information about the awards and the various categories, to nominate a deserving person or to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Karen Beck on 07841 800401 or email karen.beck@jpress.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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