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Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

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

Now in its third year of spon­sor­ship, Spec­savers in Stonelaw Road is sup­port­ing the pres­ti­gious awards, dubbed the peo­ple’s Os­cars, which hon­our the in­cred­i­ble achieve­ments of or­di­nary peo­ple across Scot­land who do ex­tra­or­di­nary things.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the 2016 cam­paign, which saw cancer char­ity Cir­cle of Com­fort crowned as the win­ners, the op­ti­cian is specif­i­cally cel­e­brat­ing the com­mu­nity cham­pi­ons cat­e­gory.

Recog­nis­ing in­di­vid­u­als or groups who have shown in­cred­i­ble com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing the lives of peo­ple in their lo­cal area, Spec­savers is urg­ing peo­ple to cast their votes online by Au­gust 25.

From those who have tack­led van­dal­ism in their com­mu­nity to peo­ple who have ded­i­cated their lives to im­prov­ing lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties, the com­pany wants nom­i­na­tions.

Ruter­glen store di­rec­tor Peter Beaton said: “Sup­port­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity is at the heart of what we do, 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. All you need to do is go online and fill out the form ex­plain­ing why your nom­i­nee de­serves to win.

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

For more in­for­ma­tion on the awards visit www. greatscotawards.co.uk or write to: Great Scot Awards, One Cen­tral Quay, Glas­gow, G3 8DA.

The award win­ners will be an­nounced at a starstud­ded awards cer­e­mony hosted by news­reader Jackie Bird at the Dou­ble­tree by Hil­ton Ho­tel, Glas­gow Cen­tral on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28.

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