Stars to shine bright at awards ceremony

CJ Smith
CJ Smith

The third annual Star Awards organised by Daventry and District Housing (DDH) is set to take place at Daventry Court Hotel on Wednesday, December 10.

The awards acknowledge the work of unsung heroes and community projects, recognising the exceptional contribution of local residents within the Daventry district.

The event, which was first launched in 2012, features six categories that will highlight the achievements of young people, volunteers and good neighbours and also crown the DDH Tenant of the Year.

The DDH Youth Board will also be recognised for their achievements during the evening, which will be hosted by BBC Radio Northampton presenter Martin Heath.

The six categories are: Don Bouckley Young Person of the Year, Evelyn Bristow Volunteer of the Year, Environmental Project of the Year, Good Neighbour of the Year, Community Project of the Year and the DDH Tenant of the year.

One organisation nominated for the Community Project of the Year awards is DACT, which was featured in last week’s Gusher in honour of its 21st anniversary.

A panel of judges, made up of representatives from DDH, Lovell, the Daventry Express, Cummins, the Daventry Volunteer Centre, Daventry District Council and, representing Daventry Town Council, the Mayor of Daventry Cllr Ron Fox, have shortlisted three finalists and selected the winners.

DDH resident involvement officer, Caroline Godsell, said: “The nominations we received were of an extremely high standard, which not only made the judges’ task extremely difficult but also emphasised the quality of the individuals who volunteer within the area.

“As an organisation we place great value on our local communities and the fantastic contribution and efforts of local residents and groups across the Daventry district.

“The dedication and passion of all of the volunteers is inspirational and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate their achievements and say a big thank you to each of them at his event.”