Monday 5th of March saw the official launch of Ely Hero Awards, organised by local drain care specialists Metro Rod Cambridge and was hosted by media partner Ely Standard Newspaper at Poets House. The room was filled with excitement as we welcomed our Business Sponsors, Judges, Civic Guests including Mr Chris Parkhouse Deptuty Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Richard Hobbs, Mayor of Ely and Peter Cresswell, Chairman of East Cambs District Council. We were very proud to have as our guests winners of the awards 2017, these people and those like them were the whole reason why everyone was present to celebrate the beginning of another successful feel good community event #elyheroawards2018.
The business sponsors without whom this would not be possible are: Metro Rod Cambridge, The Elyi Magazine, Ely Standard Newspaper, Life Fitness UK, Thorlabs, Xpert Resourcing, Crown Garage Honda, Grovemere Property Limited, King’s Ely, The Ely Gin Company Ltd, Lovewell Blake, Masters Logistical, Platinum Properties and Milton Executive Cars. We are so proud to have such wonderful community minded businesses support our heroes of Ely!
Our guests were entertained by fabulous vocalist Kathryn Buck. Presentations regarding all the exciting plans and promotions for this years awards were revealed, along with the fantastic promotional video produced by Andy K Wilkinson from Shooting Image Ltd, Ely, Cambridgeshire. Our media partner John Elworthy kindly said a few words about their thrill to be involved once again with the event along with Chris Mann from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire who will be this year’s ceremony M.C – both of whom we are delighted to have the support of. Sue Marchant and Andy Abbott were also present, Sue pre- recorded some excellent interviews that were aired on the Radio today (Tues 6th March).
We were delighted to reveal that our nominated charity this year is STEEL BONES, an incredible local charity that supports civilian amputees.
The team at Ely Heroes also includes Infiniti Graphics who is our Graphic Designer, and Sadie Finch, local Virtual Assistant who collates the nominations. Both of whom provide Naomi with incredible organisational support.
Nominate your hero for #elyheroawards2018 at www.elyheroawards.org.uk. The awards are open for all villages surrounding Ely up to a 10 mile radius