Daventry’s community heroes to be recognised at awards event

Some of the 2014 winners
Some of the 2014 winners

An awards event that celebrates the Daventry district’s community heroes and volunteers will take place at Daventry Community Centre this Friday afternoon.

Organised by Daventry & District Housing (DDH), the Star Awards, which is returning for a fourth consecutive year, will be attended by over 100 guests and recognise over 20 inspirational individuals or groups that have made a positive difference to the community.

First launched in 2012, the event will this year feature seven brand new categories that highlight the achievements of local young people, volunteers and good neighbours before crowning the district’s ‘most inspirational person’ of the year.

The full list of awards are; Neighbourhood Hero, Community Impact, Excellence in Enterprise, Educational Achiever, Outstanding Volunteer, Young Ambassador, and Inspirational Person.

Caroline Godsell, Daventry & District Housing’s resident involvement officer, said: “The Star Awards are an opportunity to showcase the fantastic volunteers and community projects that make such a positive difference to local people’s lives.

“With the awards taking place in the centre of Daventry and comprising seven new award categories, it promises to be a fantastic event.

“I would like to thank our judges for identifying the winners, as well as Daventry District Council, Daventry Town Council, P J Lilley and Juice Light and Sound for their support.”

Those nominated for an award include the Daventry Foodbank, Daventry Area Community Transport, Greenacre’s Rural Enterprise, Special Constable Max Spittlehouse and the Grange estate’s community hero, Jacquie Ward.

The panel of judges was made up of representatives from DDH, Connexions, NAYC, Access Training and the Enterprise Cube, as well as local town and county councillors, including Daventry Mayor Cllr Wendy Randall.