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Time to spread some 'Global warming' with Wirral's Golden Globe Awards
3:02pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
CHILDREN’S hospice Claire House has praised the Globe for the support we give them as we launch this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
The event, which will take place on Wednesday, November 27 at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, is a chance to champion the borough’s unsung heroes for their selfless efforts.
The categories are:
• Foster Carer of the Year
• Neighbour of the Year
• Parent of the Year
• Sportsperson of theYear
• Young Hero of the Year
• Contribution to the Community
• Social Enterprise of the Year
• Adult Learner of the Year
Last year’s glittering event was backed and attended by Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood, local actress Suzanne Collins, Frankie Goes to Hollywood singer/guitarist Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash and comedian Stan Boardman.
We chose Claire House to donate all cash raised on the night – more than £1,000 – and we are proud to be supporting the Bebington-based charity once again.
The hospice reaches out to local families during their hour of need and also provides vital respite care for children and young adults with complex medical needs and so it was only fitting that we pick them as our chosen charity.
Lauren Knights, from Claire House, said; “This is the second year Claire House has been supported by the Wirral Golden Globe Awards, which just goes to show the amazing support we receive from the team at the Wirral Globe.
“At Claire House, we rely on the support of the local community to help us raise £2.7m every single year.
“The Wirral Globe is such a strong voice in our community, their help has been invaluable. I’m sure the Wirral Golden Globes 2013 will be a fantastic event and we’re so pleased to be a part of it.”
Among the deserving winners last year was Foster Carer of the Year Diane Rourke, who has been taking in youngsters for more than 10 years.
Despite suffering illness and bereavement, kind-hearted Diane continued to provide a safe environment and was hailed as “one in a million” by her daughters.
And picking up Neighbour of the Year was Denise Oldham who, in spite of battling ME, had taken an 96-year-old woman under her wing.
Celebrities who have agrred to present our awards this year so far include Dean Sullivan, Suzanne Collins, Stan Boardman, Carl Chase, Charlie Landsborough, Eithne Browne and the Farm’s Keith Mullin.
Stan, a patron of the hospice, said today: "I had a great night last year at the first ground-breaking Wirral Golden Globes.
"It was brilliant to hear about all the people who were nominated by the general public, stories of people who give their time and effort to others in the community.
"Looking at the categories again this year, it's very wide-ranging and allows readers of the Globe to decide who deserves to be up there on stage to receive the applause of the audience on this most special of nights.
"I live in Wirral and I know what a special place it is.
"The Wirral Golden Globes turn the spotlight on people who otherwise wouldn't know how much they are appreciated by their communities.
"The newspaper deserves an award itself for highlighting the local heroes and heroines and those who achieve goals whether for themselves or the greater community.
"It will be a fabulous night ...and all Geeermans are invited!"
Nomination forms for all categories will be published in next week’s Globe and will also be available from this website.
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