MP appeals for more entries for 'The Emleys' community awards

Winners to receive prizes at top of Emley Moor mast

Pictured at the top of Emley Moor Mast are (from left) Hannah Ridgeway from the Dewsbury Reporter, Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, Harry Crowther, David Bentley from The Press in Dewsbury and Examiner Head of News Neil Atkinson.

People are being encouraged to nominate their unsung heroes for community awards that will take place at the top of the Emley Moor mast.

Dewsbury MP, Simon Reevell, is urging his constituents to get their nominations for this year’s “Emley Awards” in before the close of the competition at the end of this month.

Mr Reevell launched the community award last year to celebrate local heroes who work hard for their communities.

The recognition can be for their care of individuals or their contributions to local projects and charities.

The winner will be announced in June and will be awarded their prize at a presentation ceremony from the top of the mast, the tallest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom.

Simon said “I would really like to encourage anyone thinking of making a nomination for this year’s Emley Award to do so.

“There are so many people who put so much into their communities behind the scenes and with little acknowledgement of their time and effort.

“The award lets those who have benefited most from the work of these outstanding individuals thank them for the contribution that they make.

“Choosing a winner is one of the most enjoyable and difficult parts of my job because the candidates who are put forward all merit recognition.

“I look forward to working with my co-judges again this year”.

Nominations can be submitted to Simon until Saturday May 31 by emailing simon.reevell.mp@parliament.uk or by writing to his constituency office at 5 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS.

Details should include the contact details (address, telephone number and email address) of both the person making the nomination and the nominee, as well as a short description of the candidate’s contribution to the local area.

All nominees must be resident within the Dewsbury constituency, which includes all towns and villages in the Denby Dale and Kirkburton areas.

The winner will be chosen by a judging panel, made up of Simon himself and the journalist from three Kirklees papers — Neil Atkinson of The Huddersfield Examiner, Hannah Ridgeway of The Dewsbury Reporter and David Bentley of The Press.

 
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