About the Awards
What are the Ely Hero Awards?
We all know Ely and the surrounding villages are great places to live and work. We wanted to shine a light on the heroes in our wonderful community who are the most compassionate, determined, honourable, kind, supportive and brave – an inspiration to us all.
Reflecting the spirit of this, the idea of the very first Ely Hero Awards was born in 2017. This inaugral event was the brainchild of Naomi Sherwood, Business Development Manager at Xpert Resourcing, supported by Luke Smith, Creative Director at Studio Nova.
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How do the Awards work?
Any individual who lives or works in Ely or the surrounding villages (up to a 10-mile radius) can be nominated for an Ely Hero Award in one of 10 categories. Nominations can be made via the website during each year’s nomination period.
Once the nomination period closes, the entries are collated and handed over to our dedicated team of judges, who together, whittle the nominations down to our fabulous finalists.
Finalists are then invited to the glitzy Award Ceremony – an evening of excitement and celebration, rewarding those in the community who make it great!
The Awards in numbers
We’ve been introduced to 773 Heroes
We’ve crowned 52 winners and celebrated with 142 finalists
We’ve supported and helped raise the profile of 6 local charities
We’ve raised £3,813 for local charities
Some of our winners have received Royal invites through the support of the Lord Lieutenancy
Media support has given voices and opportunities to our Heroes by sharing their stories