Nominations open for Stars of the Stokes 2019

Stars of the Stokes 2018 winners.

Willow Brook Centre has once again launched its popular annual community awards programme, Stars of the Stokes.

2019 is the fourth year of the awards, which cover Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Patchway, Almondsbury and Frampton Cotterell and comes on the back of increased nominations each year.

Willow Brook Centre works with a variety of local businesses to sponsor and promote the awards, led locally by the Bradley Stoke Journal and the Stoke Gifford Journal, and the awards night itself is broadcast live on Bradley Stoke Radio. Returning sponsors are Olympus Academy Trust, Tesco Extra, Aztec Hotel & Spa, Carisway Facilities Services, First Bus and Honeyfield Property Services.

Stars of the Stokes 2019.

Members of the public are invited to nominate anyone from the local area who they feel deserves recognition for outstanding community engagement and/or achievement of personal goals. Nominations can be made on the Stars of the Stokes website or by completing the nomination form in the March issues of the Journal magazines. The glittering awards night will be held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa on Friday 21st June.

Andy Wynn, manager of Willow Brook Centre said:

“Willow Brook is at the heart of the community and Stars of the Stokes has become an important part of our annual calendar. It has been three years since we first launched the awards, and we have been delighted to see them grow each year, with over 500 nominations in the first three years, which has been amazing. We are forever grateful to the many local people who have gone out of their way to help us recognise local heroes. We are delighted to work with our sponsors on this year’s awards, and are looking forward to seeing the nominations start to come in and to meeting some more of the leading lights in our community on 21st June.”

The categories for Stars of the Stokes 2019 remain unchanged:

  • Star Teacher
  • Pre-School Carer of the Year
  • Achievement Against the Odds
  • Young Hero
  • Champion Carer
  • Parent/Guardian in a Million
  • Coach of the Year
  • Unsung Hero

Photo of the function room at the Stars of the Stokes 2018 presentation evening.

Stephen Horton, editor of the Journal magazines, said:

“Every month we get to meet and report on a fair few heroes and achievers within our community. It was lovely to see that so many of the winners in the last three years had been featured previously in the Journal. We know, however, that there will be many more who support the community or celebrate achievements quietly and under the radar. Please help us to recognise these unsung heroes by taking a few minutes to nominate them.”

“The presentation night is always such an enjoyable evening and it is a pleasure to meet and chat to the finalists and sponsors. I am really looking forward to this year’s awards night.”

More information and updates on this year’s awards can be found by visiting the Stars of the Stokes website, Stars of the Stokes on Facebook or @starsofstokes on Twitter.

Photos: 1 Stars of the Stokes 2018 winners. 2 Stars of the Stokes 2018 presentation night at the Aztec Hotel & Spa.

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