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Who is the pride of your community?

PUBLISHED: 15:54 30 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:14 06 July 2010

ENTRIES for the fourth annual Pride in the Community awards are beginning to arrive.

And so are the stories of real courage and acts of kindness.

Once again, the Beccles and Bungay Journal has teamed up with our sister paper The Lowestoft Journal and Pleasurewood Hills to help give thanks to the special people in your lives.

ENTRIES for the fourth annual Pride in the Community awards are beginning to arrive.

And so are the stories of real courage and acts of kindness.

Once again, the Beccles and Bungay Journal has teamed up with our sister paper The Lowestoft Journal and Pleasurewood Hills to help give thanks to the special people in your 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.

Mr Bennett said he was looking for stories about people who would never normally seek publicity.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to reward people in our community who deserve recognition, but never get it.

“These are the kinds of unsung heroes and loyal community servants that have probably never been in the newspaper, but are most certainly more than worthy. I would urge you to take a look around you, it won't be difficult to find an inspirational person.”

We are looking for modest, hard working characters who work quietly to achieve their goals and help others without ever expecting anything in return.

It could be someone who has a heart of gold, always acting selflessly to benefit others, a person who is the perfect employee or a child who has triumphed over adversity.

These are the sorts of unsung heroes that we want to reward. And now it's up to you to tell us who you think deserves an accolade.

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.

All shortlisted entrants will be contacted by the end of June and are invited with members of their family to the lavish awards ceremony.

To nominate someone for one of the nine categories fill in the entry form in The Journal.

Entries close on Thursday, June 10.

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