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Local Hero Awards 2018

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The Winners!


Here are all of this years Local Hero Awards winners! Watch the videos of each category page below:


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Porter Dodson

This award has been given to recognise the efforts of somebody who has done something exceptional. Find out about this winners truly inspiring story above.


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Meyers Estate Agents

Who’s a great neighbour? Who’s always there to help with an odd job, or always has time for a coffee and a chat? Who goes the extra mile to look in on an elderly or vulnerable person living nearby, or has helped look after your children at the last minute?


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Goldcrest Jewellers

There are some brilliant teachers working hard in Dorset, and we’re looking for nominations for those teachers who have really made a difference in the learning experience of our children, or the way they have inspired youngsters to better things.


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PJ Aiken Insurance Services

There are many more people caring for others than you may think in Dorset. Not only are there full time carers, but people who put their own lives on hold to make sure that elderly or disabled neighbours, family members, or friends are looked after.


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Meyrick Rise at Brighterkind

There are many unsung heroes in the towns and villages across Dorset, and this award is for someone who has demonstrated excellent community spirit. They may have helped out an elderly or vulnerable neighbour or group, been instrumental in a community initiative, or fought for better local facilities.


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Brewery Square

This category aims to highlight some of the great achievements by individuals in Dorset. This could be in business, in sport, or at school. It could also be a personal achievement in overcoming adversity, or surpassing expectations.


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Dorset Showhomes

Raising money for charity is getting tougher, with more demands on our time and pocket.  Our Charity Award will recognise an individual who works for, or volunteers for, a charity or good cause in Dorset.


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Dave Cumber Vets

Celebrate animal rescuers, animal carers and indeed animals who are heroes themselves! Do you know someone that has campaigned for animal welfare, or cares for and rescues animals? Do you know an animal that's done something special?


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St Jude's Care

Being a parent isn’t easy for anybody!  Every parent is a star, but this award is to recognise a truly outstanding mum or dad or foster parent. They may have coped with adversity, shown friendship or support to other parents, or gone an extra mile to support their child.


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Chesil Beach Motors

This category recognises the achievements of somebody under the age of 25 from Dorset. This could be in the world of work, such as an apprentice, someone who has shown inspiration or maturity beyond their years in a difficult situation, or been instrumental in helping to improve the lives of others.


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Danmor Lodge Residential Home

This Award is to recognise the outstanding achievements of anyone working for the emergency services, in nursing, or the armed forces.

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