Stars of Suffolk 2014

The Stars of Suffolk 2014 aims to recognise the unsung heroes within our community.

We have had nominations from every district in the county, highlighting the bravery of those who have dived into an emergency situation without a second thought for their own, and those who have fought a personal battle to achieve something the rest of us would take for granted.

Our finalists, and their guests, will enjoy a glittering award ceremony at Suffolk New College on Thursday where we will name the community champion of 2014, Suffolk’s unsung hero and young person of the year.

In total, there will be 15 winners on the night, including the overall Star of Suffolk award, but already, each and every one of our nominees is a Star of Suffolk.

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  • Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014; Volunteer of the Year Anna Hayes dedicates her time helping people with dementia
  • Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014: Town of Hadleigh receives Special Recognition award for supporting family of Rosa Simon
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  • Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014: Andrew Beal wins overall award for risking his life to save a climber who fell 300 metres in Ben Nevis
  • Video/gallery: Community heroes and brave youngsters celebrated at Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014 at Suffolk New College
  • Stars of Suffolk winners 2014:

    Overall Star of Suffolk
    • Andrew Beal
    An experienced hill walker and climber of Trimley St Mary, took home the overall Star of Suffolk award after risking his life to rescue a fellow climber who had fallen 300 metres on to a glacier in Ben Nevis.
    Special recognition award
    Carer of the year
    Armed Forces award
    Fire service award
    Police person of the year
    Search and Rescue award
    Hospital / Ambulance Hero
    Young Person of the Year
    Volunteer of the Year
    Unsung hero
    Team of the year
    Outstanding sporting achievement
    Community Team or Champion

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