Keep­ing an eye out for com­mu­nity cham­pi­ons

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ruther­glen op­ti­cians is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to nom­i­nate their com­mu­nity hero in the an­nual Sun­day Mail Great Scot Awards.

Spec­savers in the town is sup­port­ing this year’s pres­ti­gious awards, dubbed the Peo­ple’s Os­cars, which hon­our the in­cred­i­ble achieve­ments of or­di­nary peo­ple across Scot­land who are do­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary things.

The op­ti­cian is specif­i­cally cel­e­brat­ing the Com­mu­nity Cham­pi­ons cat­e­gory, which recog­nises in­di­vid­u­als or groups who have shown in­cred­i­ble com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing the lives of peo­ple in their lo­cal area.

From those who have tack­led van­dal­ism in their com­mu­nity, to peo­ple who have ded­i­cated their lives to im­prov­ing lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties, Spec­savers is tak­ing nom­i­na­tions for the award via spe­cial post boxes in store.

Peter Beaton, store di­rec­tor at Spec­savers in Ruther­glen, said: “Sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity is at the heart of what we do here in the Ruther­glen store - from car­ing for the sight of peo­ple in the town, to sup­port­ing lo­cal causes through fundrais­ing.

“Spon­sor­ing the Com­mu­nity Cham­pion award is a nat­u­ral ex­ten­sion of this, and we can’t wait to see the sug­ges­tions that come in from lo­cal peo­ple. Nom­i­nat­ing is re­ally easy – just visit the store and ask any of our team for an en­try form, which can be filled in and popped into our spe­cial post box.

“We’re thor­oughly look­ing for­ward to find­ing some true Great Scots from right here in Ruther­glen.”

Nom­i­na­tions must be made by Mon­day, Septem­ber 7. For more in­for­ma­tion on the awards, visit www.

The over­all award win­ners will be an­nounced at a starstud­ded awards cer­e­mony hosted by news­pa­per colum­nist and news­reader Jackie Bird in the Hil­ton Ho­tel, Glas­gow on Oc­to­ber 17.

The event at­tracts an ar­ray of celebrity guests and also hon­ours favourite faces from the worlds of mu­sic, film, TV, busi­ness and sport.

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