Finalists lined up for Star status

Come and Play
Come and Play

Daventry’s unsung heroes are to be awarded for their role in the community in the 2013 Star Awards from Daventry and District Housing.

The awards, now in their second year, celebrate and recognise the work of individuals and groups within the community who go the extra mile, give back to the district and make a difference in the lives of others.

Categories this year include Volunteer of the Year, DDH Tenant of the Year, Young Person, Environmental Project, Good Neighbour and Community Project of the year.

Community Project Shortlisted Nominees include Come and Play Woodford Halse which was set up by four village mums in October 2011. They raised £20,000 to supply and fit a new play area to replace the run down one in the village.

Nominated for the Tenant of the Year award Hannah Tremayne helped a small colony of feral cats to recover from operations and kept an eye on their general well being in 2007. Since then she has been a great help to DDH in many situations.

As skate park supervisor Layton Warren has been shortlisted for the Young Person of the year award. Layton provides a service to over 150 young people in the community in aiding the running of the skate park and recruiting and managing volunteers.

After helping a neighbour cope with a bereavement Joan and Graham Carne have been nominated for the Good Neighbour of the Year Award.

Joan and Graham delivered lunch to their neighbour and made themselves available both night and day while he was staying in hospital. They also cleaned and decorated his home whilst he was ill. On top of that the couple also fundraise for various charities.

Finally, garden angels Riverside Drive have been nominated for an award in the Environmental Project of Year category. The group transformed a garden of overgrown plants and crumbling walls for the DDH Make A Difference Day. Two new sheds were erected and flower and vegetable beds planted.

Nominations are now being judged by a panel including representatives from the Daventry Express.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Daventry Court Hotel on Wednesday December 11.