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Forsyth's managing director Richard Forsyth junior (left) and chairman Richard senior (right) are delighted to sponsor the primary school pupil of the year award. Picture: Eric Cormack/HNM
Forsyth's managing director Richard Forsyth junior (left) and chairman Richard senior (right) are delighted to sponsor the primary school pupil of the year award. Picture: Eric Cormack/HNM

Championing youngsters at this year’s Moray & Banffshire Heroes is Rothes-based fabrication business Forsyths.

The family-run company which specialises in fabrication work and bespoke solutions is sponsoring the primary school pupil of the year award.

The category is for those who have achieved something beyond expectations in education, sport or helping others at school.

Do you know a primary pupil who fits this description? Do you know a pupil that has excelled or has gone above and beyond the call to help others in their school, local community or perhaps folk they have never even met but are in need of a helping hand?

At the inaugural awards last year, the accolade was presented to Riley Winton of Banff Primary.

Riley asked people to donate goods and clothing over Christmas so he could help homeless people.

He handed over items to two people on the streets of Aberdeen in 2017.

The following year his family helped him put out an appeal on social media and they were inundated with donations.

The items were distributed by Street Friends Helping the Homeless in Aberdeen.

Forsyth’s chairman, Richard Forsyth senior, was delighted to sponsor this year’s award recognising a primary pupil who has gone the extra mile – or miles – to help others.

“Forsyths is a fourth generation family firm headquartered in Rothes, Moray. It has a basic policy of supporting schools, various sports and community activities in areas where they draw labour and staff from – this is very much on a discretionary basis!

“We are delighted to have made the decision to sponsor primary pupil of the year especially as we support our local Rothes Primary School.”

After a successful inaugural year, the Moray & Banffshire Heroes is now back for 2020 – and we need your help.

All across the region, there are selfless people helping others, dedicating their time to looking after those in need, raising vital funds for charities and making a difference in the community.

These are the real Moray & Banffshire Heroes and here at Highland News & Media we believe these people should be recognised for their kindness and generosity.

You can nominate your primary school pupil of the year by filling in the nomination form in your newspaper and posting it to Moray & Banffshire Heroes, Highland News & Media, New Century House, Stadium Road, Inverness, IV1 1FG or you can email it to morayheroes@hn media.co.uk

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

We’ll have more information about the other individual categories in the coming weeks in our newspapers and on our websites and you’ll be able to nominate until early March.

Once we’ve received all your nominations, our judging panel will draw up a shortlist from each category.

The shortlist, along with the stories of all the nominees in contention for each award, will be published in a special supplement at the end of March.

Readers can then vote for the person they think is the most outstanding choice in each category.

Once the votes have been tallied, the winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Mansefield Hotel in Elgin on Thursday, May 14.

All those who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend and there will be prominent post-event coverage in our newspapers.

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