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Stars of Norfolk and Waveney - It takes one minute to give the county’s biggest thank you

PUBLISHED: 06:00 02 September 2017 | UPDATED: 07:53 02 September 2017

Volunteer of the Year award winners Jean and William George's award being collected after they were unable to attened.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Volunteer of the Year award winners Jean and William George's award being collected after they were unable to attened. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

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Countless hours are spent by willing volunteers, local heroes and members of our communities to make their area a better place.

It only takes a minute to fill out the online form to nominate. Young person of the year award winner Sarah Barrett. PHOTO: Nick ButcherIt only takes a minute to fill out the online form to nominate. Young person of the year award winner Sarah Barrett. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Stars of Norfolk and Waveney seek to honour those who have gone the extra mile with an award and personalised gift.

When someone commits so much time and effort to other peoples lives, a minute to fill in a form to enter our awards seems like nothing.

Poppy George took the time to fill out the form for her grandparents Jean and William George, from Cantley, who spent hours restocking a stall in their garden which raises money for charity.

Even after Mr George had a heart attack and Mrs George was battling cancer they still worked tirelessly repairing electrical items and ironing clothes to sell for charity.

The couple raised more than £70,000 and thanks to Miss George’s nomination they were able to be celebrated.

Miss George: “They do a lot of charity work and they also help to run a Sunday school.

“My grandad is always helping people do up their bike and are really a strong part of the community.”

Mr George also takes time out of his day to take people who struggle to get around to hospital and doctor appointments.

“They do so much for the local community they don’t realise the difference it makes.” Miss George added.

“So I nominated them thinking you never know if it will be them, and they won.”

Unfortunately, Mr and Mrs George were unwell on the night of Stars of Norfolk of Waveney but are looking forward to their gift of a trip to Christmas Spectacular at Thursford.

Nominating is easy and takes just a minute to fill in the form at www.edp24.co.uk/stars.

It only requires 50 words about why your chosen person deserves to be celebrated.

Editor-in-chief of the EDP David Powles said: “Everyone must know someone who deserves recognition and probably goes unsung.

“Well, what better to do than to sing about their achievements by nominating them for a deserved award?

“It’s so simple to do as well.”

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