Teacher added to Pride nominations

A POPULAR teacher and a charity worker are the latest of many nominations for this year's Pride in the Community Awards.Sue Phillips has nominated Jessica Harvey of Corton as a community hero for the work she does for the Waveney Hospice.

A POPULAR teacher and a charity worker are the latest of many nominations for this year's Pride in the Community Awards.

Sue Phillips has nominated Jessica Harvey of Corton as a community hero for the work she does for the Waveney Hospice.

She said: 'Jessica has devoted her life to helping the Waveney Hospice with thousands and thousands of pounds raised through car boots and auctions.

'She collects items from local villages and regularly auctions these off. Also she runs our local bingo on a Tuesday night keeping us old girls in fits of laughter.'


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Meanwhile Helen Anderson, a teacher at Denes High School, in Lowestoft, has been nominated by no less than five of her pupils.

Charlotte Rose, Leah Banellis, Bethany Nicholls, Joanne Dormer and Penny Anne Driscoll have described her as an amazing teacher, which is reflected in her kindness, her concern for others and the way she is there to listen to anyone that needs her help.

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The health and social care teacher gives up her lunchtimes to chair the school cabinet meetings and has helped many students achieve higher grades than predicted.

Joanne said: 'She is always willing to help, not just with work, but with personal problems too, she has always been there for me when I needed someone to talk to and I feel 100pc that I can trust her.'

The Pride in the Community Awards are a partnership between the Beccles and Bungay Journal, the Lowestoft Journal and Pleasurewood Hills, to give thanks to those leading lights in our lives.

The awards are being held on Tuesday, July 13, at Pleasurewood Hills in Leisure Way, Lowestoft, in the form of a summer garden party after the closure of the park.

All shortlisted nominees and their families will be treated to a delicious buffet and drinks prepared by the park caterers, which will be served by the lake.

A spectacular free performance of the summer show, Circus and Street Arts will follow in the Castle Theatre before the presentation of the awards by Pleasurewood Hills manager Alexis Camelin and Lowestoft Journal editor Max Bennett.

Our sponsor Pleasurewood Hills, established in the early 1980s is proud to have been part of the community for 27 years and is a key part of the region's heritage.

The park also supports many local businesses who supply a range of goods and materials. This commitment to the economy and the people that live and work in the area will provide genuine value to the awards and the community. Having won the Best Visitor Experience 2009 award at the Tourism in Suffolk awards, it only re-iterates the point of working together to continue the shared community partnerships.

We are looking for selfless individuals or groups who work quietly to achieve their goals and help others without every expecting anything in return.

To nominate someone for one of the nine categories fill in the entry form. Entries close on Thursday, June 10.

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