- Created: Thursday, 29 September 2016 17:12
The Steve Prescott Foundation and the St Helens Star are delighted to confirm that the Solarking Commercial Pride of St Helens will take place on Friday 11th November at Langtree Park.
The event is a celebration of the local community and a chance to award the champions of St Helens. Nominations are made by residents to acknowledge and reward the outstanding citizens of the town. There are so many amazing people who do amazing things and this is the chance to nominate someone special and those who inspire others to live and work in a better community.
Former St Helens rugby league International Steve Prescott who passed away in 2013 after a long battle with pseudomyxoma peritonei, a rare cancer and then endured pioneering surgery, always believed that the numerous achievements of the people of St Helens deserved acknowledgement and celebration.
Categories for nominations are:-
St Helens RLFC Sports person of the year
St Helens Chamber Excellence in Business award,
Haydock Park Racecourse Child of Courage award
Cosey Rentals Courage award
Carmel College Leadership Award
F W Marsh Young Community Star
Imperial Bar and Terrace Arts Award
St Helens Council Young Sportsperson of the Year
There are a couple of new categories this year including OD’s Designer Clothing Unsung Hero award which replaces the Community Hero award.
Assured Life is welcomed as the sponsors of the renamed Charity Champion of the Year formerly the Champion Fundraiser category.
Joel Wood of Assured Life says. “Assured Life is proud to sponsor the Charity Champion award. Charity helpers don’t seek recognition, but they deserve it. We’re happy to do our bit to raise their profile locally and, perhaps, nationally.”
The St Helens Star is featuring each category and sponsor in the lead up to the event.
Nominations can be made via an on line website hosted by the St Helens Star. www.sthelensstar.co.uk/pride_of_st_helens_2016
Nominations close on 7th October 2016
It is the quality of nomination based on each award’s criteria and not the quantity of nominations which determines which candidates are shortlisted by the review panel.
Short listed nominees for each category are invited to attend the glittering event at Langtree Park in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens. The awards evening features a four course dinner and top class live entertainment and is a celebration of St Helens good and great.
Last year’s winner was Saints rugby legend Paul Wellens who was a very popular winner as acknowledgement of his commitment and contribution to the town over the past 20 years.
Sincere thanks to all the sponsors for their fantastic support of this prestigious event. Now’s the time to nominate people who have made a difference in the past 12 months.
Entertainment for the night include the amazing singer Lizzie Jones who has thrilled crowds at Wembley and beyond with her heartfelt renditions of Abide with Me and Jerusalem. Local indie band Stillia will also be performing live.
Master of Ceremonies for the night is Sky Sport’s Fraser Dainton.