Get your tickets for awards recognising Thetford’s unsung heroes
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Tickets are selling fast for an awards ceremony which celebrates community heroes in Thetford.
Two years ago the Thetford Awards Recognising Achievement, known as the TARAs, was started to recognise and praise members of the community, organisations and businesses who go above and beyond.
More than 200 nominations were received this year for the award’s six categories.
A judging panel made the tough decisions to whittle the nominations down to three finalists per category.
There are still tickets left for what is sure to be a feel good evening at the town’s Carnegie Room on Friday, February 2.
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Mark Robinson, local councillor and businessman who started the TARAs, said: “I’m really looking forward to the night itself celebrating theses worthy groups and individuals. We’ve got some great presenters and it looks like being another fantastic night.”
The finalists are:
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- 4 7 big concerts scheduled for Norfolk in 2021
- 5 Six-year-old cycles 100 laps to raise money for homeless
- 6 Man fractured partner’s cheekbone after making machete threat to sister
- 7 What was ‘strange stretched circle’ spotted over Norfolk skies?
- 8 Start date for phase two of 5,000-home development, after land bought near A11
- 9 Why have Norfolk and Suffolk been placed in Tier 2?
- 10 £60 fine for resident who drove six miles to dump household rubbish in public bin
Business - Mark Skinner Funeral Service, the Charles Burrell Centre and Warren Services.
Young person - Sophie Aylott, Sarah Connolly and Chloe Aylott.
Sporting - Thetford Boxing club, Mick Bailey and Kirsty Turner and Jo Simpson.
Volunteer - Glynis Irish, Nadine Forde and the Thetford Community First Responders.
Community Event - Thetford Open Gardens, Thetford Parkrun volunteers and Fuzion.
Good Neighbour - Thetford and District Dementia Support Group, Norwich Road Residential Association and Mark Maloy.
On the nominations Mr Robinson added: “It has been the hardest but most rewarding task, the judging panel had the unenviable job of whittling all the nominations down to the finalists.
“Thank you to everyone who nominated making it so difficult for us.”
Three other awards - Service to the Community, Outstanding Contribution and Lifetime Achievement - will also be presented on the night.
The Thetford and Brandon Times is once again supporting the TARAs.
Reporter Rebecca Murphy said: “This will be my first TARA awards and I am looking forward to experiencing what will be a feel good night.
“Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists.”