Pride of Reading 2005
November 11, 2005
The Second Pride of Reading Awards will will recognise the people and organisations who make this such a great town to live and work in, as well as the community heroes who are the heartbeat of our society.
We want you to nominate the outstanding people who you feel best represent the Pride of Reading.
Organised by the Reading Evening Post, Reading Borough Council,Reading Chamber of Commerce, Broad Street Mall, the Renaissance Hotel, ITM.AV and Reading 107fm, the awards will culminate in a glittering ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel.
To nominate an individual or organisation complete the application form below. See the Evening Post every Friday for the latest news on Nominees.
The Awards cover the following categories:
Child of Courage
Pub/Restaurant of the Year
Employee of the year
Healthier Lifestyle Initiative/Strategy
School environmental Project
Child of Courage (Sponsored by John Madejski) - Children's bravery is truly inspirational. There are many times when youngsters' courage shines through. Some become heroic life savers. Others demonstrate courage through battling illness or other difficult circumstances. We want to hear about these amazing under 16-year-olds.
Community Champion (Sponsored by Broad St. Mall) - Someone who works tirelessly in their community as an individual, in the voluntary sector, as a carer, for a community group or in public service who devotes their time for others.
Local Hero (Sponsored by Waitrose) - An Evening Post campaign to find someone who, through a special act of kindness or bravery, has made a positive difference to their community. They may have saved somebody's life or made huge sacrifices to help a friend. Or they may have led a campaign that has transformed a community.
Cultural Contribution (Sponsored by Broad St. Mall) - Somebody who has enriched the cultural life of Reading. They may have set up or run an arts group, organised an event, or managed a vibrant venue.
Entrepreneur (Sponsored by Charlton House) - The small business person (with fewer than 50 employees) who has made the most difference to Reading.
Employee of the Year (Sponsored by Reading Business Venue) - A business leader or employee who has dedicated themselves to improving Reading. It could be through the local transport system, crime prevention or any efforts to make Reading a city to be proud of.
Restaurant/Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Air Marketing) - The pub or eatery that has made the biggest contribution to the success of Reading in the past year.
Health Worker (Sponsored by Specsavers) - Someone working in the community with individuals or groups providing health care and advice to local people (part of the Your Reading campaign).
Healthier Lifestyle (Sponsored by Green Park) - A local business which provides a health work environment and encourages health-focused activities and events to ensure a better quality of life for its employees (part of the Your Reading campaign).
School Environment (Sponsored by Chatham Place) - A local school which has worked on an environmental project in the past 12 months that has made a real difference to the environment and provided a learning experience for the whole school (part of the Your Reading campaign).