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It's time for real life every day heroes to get recognition


By Features Reporter


Mallory Peter, director at Specsavers Hearing Services Elgin.
Mallory Peter, director at Specsavers Hearing Services Elgin.

It may be their job, but those working in the healthcare sector, emergency services or armed forces are always there when their help is needed the most – and for complete strangers.

The health professional of the year award will be presented to an individual or group within the healthcare sector who has provided a service above and beyond the call of duty, improving or making an impact on the quality of life for others.

Sponsoring the health professional of the year award in 2020 is Specsavers.

Mallory Peter, director at Specsavers Hearing Services Elgin, said: “We’re proud to sponsor the health professional of the year award at the Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards 2020.

"These awards provide an opportunity to recognise and reward local people who are going the extra mile in their profession.

"We’re delighted to support the awards and shine a light on these exceptional individuals.”

The emergency services or armed forces hero will be an outstanding member of the emergency services or armed forces who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Sponsoring the emergency services or armed forces award this year is Elgin-based training provider, The Training Folk.

Laura and Hazel from The Training Folk.Picture: Jill Sutherland
Laura and Hazel from The Training Folk.Picture: Jill Sutherland

Hazel Fraser and Laura Ann McFadden from The Training Folk are delighted to be sponsors this year.

They said: “We were lucky enough to be invited to the Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards last year and had such a fabulous evening at such an inspiring event that we could not wait to be a sponsor in 2020.

“Being involved in the delivery of training, including health and safety, and first aid, we understand how important our emergency services are when something goes wrong, and how difficult their jobs are in our geographically diverse area.

“We are hoping that the public will get involved in nominating their emergency services hero and we are extremely excited to see all of the finalists on the night.”

Readers can nominate their Heroes by filling in the newspaper form and posting it to Moray & Banffshire Heroes, Highland News & Media, New Century House, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FG.

Or, if preferred, nominations can be emailed to morayheroes@hnmedia.co.uk

Readers can also nominate theirHeroes online at www.surveymonkey. co.uk/r/MorayHeroes2020

You’ll be able to nominate until early March.

Our judging panel will draw up a shortlist from each category which will be published in a special supplement at the end of March.

Readers can then vote for their choice in each of the categories.All of the winners will be announced at a Heroes ceremony at the Mansefield Hotel in Elgin on Thursday, May 14.



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