Henley will host the first Henley Heroes Awards in May 2018. These awards will recognise the achievements of the selfless actions of the unsung heroes that we are so lucky to have in Henley.
The town is extremely fortunate to have an amazing amount of very talented individuals who work incredibly hard, behind the scenes, to make things happen in Henley. People who run businesses, care for the environment, look after neighbours, friends and family, help teams, run teams and volunteer to assist other individuals or good causes. These all help to improve Henley in some way.
The Awards will bring together the community to reward and offer a platform to showcase and celebrate the incredible work being done.
Several different organisations have been considering holding local awards and the Henley Heroes Awards will bring all of these good people to one place to work with each other, promote synergy and inspire others.
The Henley Heroes Awards will be sponsored fully by local business; and if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please do get in touch, and we intend for them to be an annual event, and bring the business and community closer together. The Event will also support the great work of Nomad based in D2 with any proceeds.
The Awards will recognise those who have gone above the call of duty, we all know that out there people are striving to make our community a better place to live, work and help others; both neighbours and strangers to succeed in life.
We urge you to think about who deserves to be celebrated and thanked for their contributions. There will be nomination forms in the Henley Standard, the Town Hall, around the town and on line for you to nominate worthy characters for their contribution.
The inaugural event, being held on the 4th May 2018, is being supported by The Henley Standard who will be assembling the nominations for ten awards; in four different categories:
GREENER HENLEY ENVIRONMENT AWARDS
- Community Champion
- Business Environment Award
- Waste Reduction/Recycling
HBP BUSINESS AWARDS
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Great Place to Work
- Outstanding achievement
- Inspiring individual
- Child of Courage/Young Person of the Year
- Fund raiser/Volunteer of the Year
- Local Hero (Education, Schemes, Emergency Services, other)
These Awards are your chance to cherish those who make a difference – please nominate all those you know deserve to be recognised.
The impartial ‘Judging Panel’ will sit to look at all the nominations and vote for a winner and runner up in each category. Please put as much detail as possible on the nomination form to help the Judges.
The Henley Heroes Awards will form part of our ‘Henley Hearts and Minds’ campaign to help to make the people of Henley proud of where they live or work. They also fit well with the ‘Pay it Forward’ campaign that we have renamed ‘Happy Henley’ which is launching in February, that rewards acts of kindness with other acts of kindness and encourages a positive state of mind.