Singing the praises of Moray's unsung big-hearted heroes
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Kind-hearted and selfless are just two of the attributes Moray’s many fundraisers and carers share.
At this year’s Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards, such generosity, compassion and kindness, where other people's needs are put ahead of their own, will be recognised and celebrated with two important accolades; fundraiser of the year and carer of the year. The award for fundraiser of the year recognises those who devote their time and efforts to raise funds for local charities or causes.
Sponsoring the fundraiser of the year award in 2020 is Lossiemouth-based Morscot Utilities, an independent energy and utilities consultancy company.
Morscot Utilities director Paul Mulholland is delighted to be sponsoring the award.
He said: "We are lucky to live among so many kind-hearted people who devote their time and energy to helping local charities and causes.
"It's wonderful to be able to give recognition and show appreciation to some of those fantastic fundraisers and celebrate their great fundraising efforts.
"They make a huge difference in their communities enriching the lives of so many."
The carer of the year award will be presented to an individual who cares for a loved one and who has made personal sacrifices in order to attend to the needs of others.
Parklands Care Homes, one of the largest independent care home providers in the north of Scotland, is sponsoring the carer of the year award.
Ron Taylor, managing director, Parklands Care Homes, said: "Parklands Care Homes is proud to support the carer of the year category in this year's Moray & Banffshire Heroes Awards.
"Carers are the unsung heroes of our times, quietly supporting their loved ones with grace and dignity.
"It is important that we honour their selfless commitment to others.”
Readers can nominate their Heroes by filling in the form in the newspaper 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers can also nominate their Heroes online at www.surveymonkey. co.uk/r/MorayHeroes2020
Nominations close on Saturday, March 7 at midnight.
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.