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Amazing Ashton Awards 2019 Now Open


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 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 the Believe and Achieve Trust.


Amazing Ashton Award Categories  

1.       Spirit of Youth 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. 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 line of duty, demonstrate excellent customer service, wears a ‘can do’ attitude with pride and is an all round awesome team player.  


4. Market Trader of the Year

This could be an individual or team of people, who go above and beyond with their customer service in the Ashton Market, they could be a new trader who has had an incredible start or a trader who has been present for decades but consistently deliver high quality to the local community.


5. The Community Local Hero Award

This award is for someone who strives to make their community a better place. Putting everyone before themselves.  A true shining beacon in the area who could be an individual person who works or volunteers and goes that extra mile to help a group or someone in the local community.


6. Shaping the Future Awards

This award is for a local organization or individual who goes above and beyond to help the youth in the community, this could be someone from a community/sport club or a local teacher. They will show incredible dedication and commitment in supporting a local individual/group.


7. Local Business Award

This award is a true celebration of the wonderful cross section of businesses we have in Ashton and celebrates the individual/group who work tirelessly to bring a high-quality service/product to our community.


8. Carer of the Year

This award will go to an exceptional person, whether they are a member of staff, a relative, resident or a volunteer who has gone above and beyond and made a real difference to someone they care for. It could be a charitable achievement or making life better for residents and relatives. .  


The judging panel, which is yet to be revealed, will have the impossible task of choosing the winners and these will be announced at a glamorous gala event in November.


Click here to nominate. 


Entries will close on Sept 2. 


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 2019 and the winners will be announced at a glamourous awards evening, on Thursday 21st November. 


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