ASPCC on lookout for 'silent stars'

Published on: 01 Jul 2016

DO you know someone from the community whose work deserves to be recognised?
Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is looking for silent stars who go above and beyond, whether in a paid job or as a volunteer.
The PCC is calling on local people across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Somerset to put forward nominations to recognise those who work tirelessly in their community.
PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “It is an absolute pleasure to hear about the people behind the fantastic projects and initiatives across Avon and Somerset through my Pride Awards.  There are many selfless people who dedicate their time to better their local community and it is incredibly humbling.
“These Pride Awards are for us all to take the time to acknowledge, recognise and say a big thank you to those individuals who consistently go above and beyond and who want to make where we live and work a better place to be.  In re-launching these awards I look forward to again receiving some worthy applications and hearing your truly inspiring stories.”
In the previous PCC term, Sue Mountstevens presented over 90 deserving winners with PCC Pride Awards and recognised Neighbourhood Watch coordinators, police officers and local residents, all who dedicate their time to strengthening their communities.
Criminal Justice caseworker, Hazel Renauf, a PCC Pride award winner for her work with the charity One25, said: “It was an honour to sit and listen to others and their achievements it was a truly humbling experience and reminds you that we are all working towards improving our communities and helping those who are vulnerable and those in need of support.”
Successful winners of PCC Pride Awards and their guests are invited to police headquarters to attend a ceremony where they are presented with a certificate by the PCC before a lunch an optional tour of the police call centre where 101 and 999 calls are taken.
If you would like to find out more or nominate someone for a PCC Pride Award visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/PCCs-Pride-Awards.aspx.

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