Do you know an individual, group of people, charity or organisation who deserves recognition for the great things they do in the Ashton community?
We want to hear from you! Ladysmith Shopping Centre is proud to present the second Amazing Ashton Awards, which encourages people within the community and businesses alike to celebrate the town’s heroes by identifying the efforts of local people and the great work they do – as well as raising money in support of Willow Wood Hospice.
1.Young Achievers Award
For young people aged 18 and under, to be awarded for showing the best positive example to peers, their school or town general. This could be through helping others, overcoming an adversity or facing up with courage to life’s hardships and challenges.
2. Charity Fundraiser of the Year
This group or organisation need not necessarily have raised the most cash but will be judged on innovative fundraising methods and the personal effort involved in raising awareness and funds for their charity.
3. Ladysmith Retailer of the Year
Retailers are at the heart of the Ladysmith Shopping Centre community. This is an internal award encourages staff and retailers at Ladysmith Shopping Centre to nominate an individual, group or entire business to be recognised for always going above and beyond in their line of duty inside or outside of work.
4. Great Leader Award
Through great leadership, this person helps to positively shape people’s futures. This could be a school teacher, community group leader, a project leader, a football, gymnastics or dance coach. The list goes on and on.
5. Covid 19 Hero Award
The courage, commitment and selflessness of healthcare workers, essential workers, friends, family and neighbours during Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a beacon of inspiration across the world. Many of these heroes have risked their own health to support patients and some of the most vulnerable in our communities. So, we’re proud to be able to pay tribute for their service and bravery with this brand new Covid 19 Hero Award.
6. Retailer / Market Trader of the Year
This could be an individual or team of people, who go above and beyond with their customer service duties on Ashton’s thriving retail / market scene.
7. Local Business / Entrepreneur Award
Whether it’s a start up or an established business, an individual or a group, there is an abundance of business success stories in Ashton and this award aims to bring those to light.
8. Employee of the Year
A business is only as good as its employees and this award will look at individuals who go above and beyond their roles, demonstrate excellent customer service, wears a ‘can do’ attitude with pride and is an all-round awesome team player.
Entries will close on Sept 7. You can nominate the same person for more than one award, but please fill out a separate form for each category. You can nominate yourself. Finalists will be notified in October 2020 and the winners will be announced at a glamorous awards evening in November (date tbc).