Teachers on shortlist for new awards as voting begins
CELEBRITIES may be all about glitz, glamour and fame but a new set of awards aims to celebrate the people making a real difference to their community.
The Hidden Gems Awards, launched by Marlow FM, are intended to recognise the efforts of people such as teachers, independent traders, young sportsmen.
The fledgling radio station has announced the shortlists, after public nominations.
Now radio volunteers are calling upon residents to vote for the winners, who will receive their gongs at a special party on September 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Jennie Carr, Director for Fundraising said: "We are delighted to have created these Hidden Gem Awards which are really gaining momentum.
“It is very uplifting to be able to celebrate Marlow in this way, awards are for teachers, tea shops, services to the community and more. There are some wonderful people creating a marvellous community in Marlow.'
You can vote online.
See www.marlowfm.co.uk/awards for more and shortlist below:
Shortlists for Hidden Gems Awards
Best restaurant or pub
- The Vanilla Pod
- The Royal Oak
- The Assembly Rooms
- Best Cup of Tea
- Café in the Park
- Burgers Café
Community Event of the Year
- Schools Olympic Torch Relay Marlow Half Marathon (Marlow Striders)
- Marlow FM Radio Run
Teacher of the Year
- Mrs Catherine Boyle of St Peter’s
- Mrs Harjette Holy Trinity
- Ms Kerry McCarthy GMS
Services to the Community
- Ali Leibowitz for Marlow Parents
- John Ayling for setting up football team for disabled children/young people Richard Clee for coaching at Marlow Hockey Club
Children or Young Person’s Club
- 1st Marlow Bottom Scouts
- Crypt Café Youth Group
Garden of the Year
- The Thatched Cottage, Spade Oak
- Vegetable Garden at White Lodge Old People’s Home (Nicki Bruce)
Sports Team of the Year
- Great Marlow School Swans (Rowing)
- Marlow Hockey Club
- Great Marlow School Year 8 Rugby Team
Services to Charity
- Lori Spragg for Build on Books
- Richard & Judy Mills for Harry Mills Meningitis Research Fund
- Marlow Entertainers
- Marlow Players