Who should win this year?

NEAALM110217D10 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. from left Sue Pryor, Janet Markwell, Ian Campbell and Albert Wardle
NEAALM110217D10 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. from left Sue Pryor, Janet Markwell, Ian Campbell and Albert Wardle

Albert Wardle, Janet Markwell, Sue Pryor and Ian Campbell all scooped awards at the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser New Year Honours in 2011.

Mr Wardle was recognised for his dedication as the long-serving organist at St Mary’s Church.

NEAALM110217D4 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. Janet Markwell with editor Peter Hemmett

NEAALM110217D4 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. Janet Markwell with editor Peter Hemmett

Janet Markwell was nominated for having ‘a heart of gold’ and her continued fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ian Campbell was an obvious choice after his amazing efforts, living in the back of a van and performing 366 concerts in 366 days to raise cash for Help for Heroes.

And Sue Pryor’s efforts and helpful attitude at her Brinsley shop scored her a nomination.

Advertiser editor Peter Hemmett said: “Every week in the Advertiser we print articles about the work of people in the community and the charity events that are held, yet still people go under the radar.

NEAALM110217D5 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. Albert Wardle with editor Peter Hemmett

NEAALM110217D5 - Eastwood Advertiser new year honors. Albert Wardle with editor Peter Hemmett

“And that is where you come in. We need you to nominate the unsung heroes like last year’s winners that are consistently putting themselves out for others without any desire for recognition.

“We want to celebrate the fact that community spirit is still alive and kicking in Eastwood and Kimberley and pay tribute to those that make that possible.”