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A Place To Be Proud Of Awards 2015

The 12th ‘A Place To Be Proud of Awards’ programme has been launched for 2015. The Awards celebrate local unsung heroes and nominations are invited for individuals, organisations and projects that have made a special contribution to the community. There are a range of categories all sponsored by local businesses:

•    Arts & Entertainment Award – Basingstoke Leisure Park
•    Young Achiever Award - Gazette Newspapers and The Breeze 
•    Sports Hero Award- Basingstoke Sports Centre 
•    Unsung Hero Award – Absolutely Offices
•    Health & Care Award – Destination Basingstoke
•    Basingstoke Ambassador Award – Face TV and Queen Mary’s College
•    Community Project Award – Sentinel Housing Association

The Sports Hero category will be chosen from a short list of three by a publi

c online vote this year and proved a very popular category which was launched in 2014.

For more information contact Felicity Edwards on 01256 461167 or 07921 765354.

A Place To Be Proud of Awards are organised by Destination Basingstoke on behalf of partners Festival Place, Gazette Newspapers and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Nominations are invited from anyone who would like to recognise a local individual, project or organisation that is contributing to the community. The winners are announced at a awards ceremony at The Haymarket Theatre,- to visit their website go to www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk


The short list for A Place To Be Proud of ‘Sporting Hero‘ Award has been announced and now it’s time to get voting to decide the winner, which will be announced along with all the other finalists and winners, at the awards evening celebration 3rd June.

The three Sporting Hero finalists represent people and organisations that have made a very special contribution to the sporting community, encouraging participation and raising the profile of sport in the area. This is an opportunity to show your appreciation for their hard work.

“These are three exceptional finalists, picked from a listed of exceptional nominees – all so well deserving, many congratulations to all”, said Andrew Rhys from Basingstoke Sports Trust, that sponsors this award.

You can now vote for your favourite. Unfortunately there can be only one winner, and it is up to you who it is!


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