Community at Heart Awards 2022

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Winner for this year's Community at Heart Awards have been announced

Sponsored by Clarion Housing Group

The 2022 awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of residents from across the district, who go above and beyond to support others or complete incredible achievements.

This year's winners are:

Helping Hand Award, sponsored by Castle Meadow Care

Su Allport

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Su works tirelessly in the community to ensure anyone in need is supported. She is a powerhouse in the small community of Postwick; organising, running and involving people in events around the village which makes a huge difference to people’s quality of life. 

Young Hero of the Year, sponsored by Veolia

Tegan Brown

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At 12 years old, Tegan, is a young carer to her family who have complex needs. She is the right hand to her parents when cooking for the household and caring for her siblings. Her mother says no one understands her youngest brother Kai quite like Tegan.

Green at Heart Award, sponsored by Vattenfall

Rebecca Rolf

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Extremely green fingered Becky has shared her benevolence with the community and the environment by transforming the treacherous old allotments in Hevingham into loved spaces where people can share in the joy of growing. She has also created a public garden at the local village hall where everyone can get a grasp 
on gardening.

Business in the Community Award, sponsored by Broadland Food Innovation Centre

Broom Boats

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Overseen by Managing Director, Antony Howell, Broom Boats, has evolved from an aging business into the beating heart of Brundall. The company have allowed local community group, Brundall Men’s Shed, to find a permanent home at their waterfront site.

Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by the Space

Jeannette Overton

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In 1991 Jannette started the Reepham Patient Care Fund, transporting patients and socially isolated individuals to important appointments and social events. Despite no longer being able to drive the transport vehicle, she continues to raise money for 
the charity through various fundraising efforts.

Community Group of the Year, sponsored by HSBC

Brundall Men’s Shed

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The Men’s Shed in Brundall brings together men from all backgrounds and is a must for individuals wishing to share their skills, projects and stories. From woodworking to rewiring, Men’s Shed is an excellent place to come to exchange skills and make some great friends along 
the way.

Community Hero of the Year, sponsored by Clarion Futures

Stacy Bradley

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Ignited by her own trauma, Stacy’s volunteer work has funded personal safety classes to over 150 women and helped support victims of domestic abuse within Broadland and beyond. The MET Police and the Employers’ Domestic Abuse Covenant have praised 
the scheme.

Inspiration of the Year, sponsored by Clarion Futures

Ivor Rickwood

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Altruistic 90 year old Ivor has spent the last 30 years heavily involved in charities and social enterprises across the region. His latest endeavour is with Age UK and sees him changing lives with weekly befriending phone calls.

Special Recognition Award

Maisie Lossau

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Maisie Lossau, daughter of Dawn and Darrell Lossau (pictured above), grew up in Spixworth. At 10 years old, she was diagnosed with a brainstem tumour and required surgery that left her quadriplegic and unable to breathe or eat independently. Maisie and her family had to learn how to live a new life together. 

Dawn and Darrell set up a Facebook page, 
TeamAwesome, to keep their friends and family updated with Maisie’s hospital appointments and progress, little did they know creating this window into Maisie’s life would inspire and encourage people all over the world and in some cases, save lives.

Maisie never lost her wicked sense of humour and showed huge resilience and determination throughout her life. In 2021, she had her tracheostomy removed and was able to breathe by herself. She was also able to achieve a GCSE in maths after just nine months of revision and hard work. 

Sadly, after a 7 year battle, Maisie, aged just 17, very unexpectedly passed away on 15 August 2022.

Maisie fought with every ounce of her being. She never moaned or complained and took each day in her stride with the most beautiful smile. Maisie’s story has already encouraged families to check illnesses twice and helped them through their own dark times. Despite all she’d 
been through, all Maisie wanted to do was care for and support others.

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