ANDREW RILEY has been nominated as a Community Champion in our 2012 Local Heroes awards for his outstanding work as chairman of his local residents’ association.
Andrew, of Winchester Road, Northwood Hills, was nominated by colleague Lesley Crowcroft, who lists a number of successes he has achieved during his three-year tenure as the Northwood Hills Residents’ Association chairman.
These include the installation of a Pegasus crossing in Ducks Hill Road, achieving £60,000 funding from the Chrysalis Fund to install a children’s playground in Northwood Hills and leading the residents’ association part of a bid for a grant of £1.3million from the Mayor of London’s fund for improvements to town centres, which will be used to enhance the Joel Street shopping centre.
Lesley said: “As chairman of NHRA, he is always modest about his achievements. He has achieved wonders in bringing life back into Northwood Hills. He truly deserves to be Community Champion of 2012.”
Predictably, Andrew was modest about his nomination. He said: “I am proud of what we’ve achieved with NHRA but I’ve always been taught that it’s important to put something back into the community and that’s all I’m trying to do.”
Andrew is one of many people whose names will be put forward in our annual competition.
Anyone who lives, works or volunteers in Hillingdon is eligible to be nominated in one of the five categories: Outstanding Young Person, Star Carer, Courageous Citizen, Fabulous Fundraiser or Community Champion. An overall Hero of Hillingdon award will be given to the category winner whom the judges feel most deserves the accolade.
If you know someone who deserves credit for doing a good deed, nominate them by filling in the form on this page or online.
The deadline for entries is 5.30pm on Friday, June 8 and the judging panel will make its selections shortly afterwards.
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a gala evening to be held at Hayes Community Campus, in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes, on Thursday, July 12. Each category winner will receive a trophy and £200 cash. The Hero of Hillingdon will win a further £500 and a trophy. Runners-up will each receive £50. To nominate someone for Local Heroes 2012, fill in the form on this page, using a separate sheet of A4 paper if necessary, and return it to the address on the form.
Please note, we will only accept nominations on original forms, if used, not copies, or online, at www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/heroes.
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