Who are the real Ashfield heroes?

SPECSAVERS in Mansfield is again backing our third Pride of Mansfield and Ashfield Awards, which will recognise and reward the real heroes in our community.

Specsavers is the main sponsor for the awards, which will highlight the selfless work of individuals, showcase excellence in sport and education and also pay tribute to those people who have shown bravery or who go the extra mile to help others.

The store, which was recently refitted, has been at the heart of the local community for the last 20 years and is keen to show its commitment to its long-standing customers and the residents of Mansfield.

Imogen Hoyle, store director at Specsavers Mansfield, comments: “We are thrilled to be the official sponsor of the Pride of Mansfield Awards for the third year running. It’s a fantastic project to be involved with and shows our dedication to the town.

“In the current economic climate it’s important to focus on the people in Mansfield who deserve to be recognised, and these awards are a great way to celebrate individuals that truly stand out in this great community.

“Last year’s awards were fantastic, but the 2012 awards are set to be bigger and better! We want the Mansfield community to nominate people they know that have really made a difference in the past year.’’

The recent refit of the West Gate store means customers now have a choice of more than 1,200 stylish frames to pick their perfect style.

Specsavers now offer Hearcare Services, too.

Thanks to the store’s recent refurbishment and a £250,000 investment, it now employs 40 local people who are dedicated to helping the people of Mansfield.

There are 10 categories in the competition - and already Mansfield BID are sponsoring the Rescuers/Lifesaver section and Chand Indian Cuisine is sponsoring the Child of Courage award.

To nominate an individual or organisation, send your entries to Pride of Mansfield and Ashfield, Promotions Dept, 121 Newgate Lane, Mansfield, Notts NG18 2PA, or e-mail emma.angell@jpress.co.uk.

If you would like to sponsor a category, contact Chad field sales manager Haroldine Lockwood on 450216.