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Finalists revealed for this year’s Pride in Breckland Awards

17:52 16 February 2015

Archant

The finalists have been picked for this year’s Pride in Breckland Awards and excitement is building with just a month to go until the winners are revealed.

The finalists

Business of the Year:

■ Corners Nurseries, Hoe.

■ Adcocks, Watton.

■ Breckland Lodge Hotel, Attleborough.

Carer of the Year:

■ Laura Anderson, Dereham.

■ Cyril Ruffles, Attleborough.

■ Enid Clarke, Carbrooke.

Community Group of the Year:

■ Watton Thursday Club, Watton.

■ Iceni Partnership, Swaffham.

■ ESCAPE Community Garden and Friends of Swaffham Orchard, Swaffham.

Good Friend/Neighbour:

■ Arthur and Ann Clarke, Litcham.

■ Eleanor Doyle, East Harling.

■ Judy Leary, Swanton Morley.

Greener Schools:

■ Attleborough Academy Norfolk, Attleborough.

■ Eco Bugs, Wayland Academy, Watton.

■ Mattishall Primary School, Mattishall.

Outstanding Bravery Award:

■ Charlie Oulds, Mileham.

■ Maria and Riley Cork, Beetley.

■ PC Paula Gilluley, PC Matthew Woodgate, PC George Healey, PC Jeremy Blamire, PC Christopher Curtis.

Outstanding Contribution to Sport:

■ Charlie Rutterford, Thetford.

■ Jonathan Dennis, Attleborough.

■ Melanie Floyd, Thetford.

Volunteer of the Year:

■ George Northall, Swanton Morley.

■ Gill Creed, Swaffham.

■ Peter Treasure, Necton.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

■ Cliff Amos, Attleborough.

■ Jan Godfrey, Carbrooke.

■ Mike Garrod, Garvestone.

The judges have been through the difficult task of selecting a shortlist from an impressive 89 nominations in various categories.

The winners’ names will be revealed at a ceremony at Queens Hall, Watton, on March 20.

Inspirational RAF Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Duncan Slater will be a special guest at the event.

Sgt Slater, from Scole, near Diss, who lost his legs after a bomb hit the armoured vehicle he was in, became the first double amputee to ski to the South Pole as part of a trek in aid of Walking with the Wounded.

Duncan Slater will be a special guest speaker.Duncan Slater will be a special guest speaker.

The Pride in Breckland Awards are being organised by Breckland Council and are backed by the EDP.

The judging panel is made up of Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell, EDP head of news Ian Clarke, Tracy Jessop from Norfolk County Council, Nick Clarke from Norfolk Public Health, Maxine O’Mahoney from Breckland Council, Claire Byles from Parkwood Leisure, Craig Hall from Serco and Chief Insp Paul Wheatley from Norfolk Police.

Mr Wassell said: “The quality and quantity of nominations coming forward this year was truly outstanding, and we faced some very difficult choices.

“The panel debated long and hard and we are confident that we have made the right decisions.

“I would like to thank the very many people who put forward nominations.

“It is important that we recognise and value these unsung and inspirational heroes who represent the very best of Breckland and make such a difference to the lives of others.”

We will profile the finalists in each of the categories in the run-up to the awards night.

Are you helping to promote Breckland and its people? Email adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

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