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Edinburgh Evening News’ Local Hero Awards welcomed in Parliamentary motion

News release from Miles Briggs MSP:

Edinburgh Evening News’ Local Hero Awards welcomed in Parliamentary motion

Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs has this week tabled a Parliamentary motion welcoming the Edinburgh Evening News’ 2018 Local Hero Awards. Miles is also urging constituents across Edinburgh and Lothian to nominate local residents who volunteer in the community or go the extra mile in schools or the emergency services.

Speaking today Miles said;

“ I commend the Edinburgh Evening News for again organising these awards which are an excellent way of recognising the many unsung heroes making such a difference to their communities.

“ Every week as an MSP I meet individuals who carry out incredible voluntary work, from befriending elderly and disabled people, to raising very substantial amounts of money for charity. I am also very conscious of the debt we all owe to our public sector works, including teachers and paramedics, so many of whom go above and beyond the call of duty each and every day. Many of these people are not expecting or looking for praise but it is entirely fitting that we record our thanks and gratitude and these awards are the ideal opportunity to do so.

“ I urge constituents in Edinburgh and across Lothian to nominate individuals who make life better for local residents and our communities.”

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* Please see below a copy of the motion as tabled by Miles this yesterday.

Motion Number: S5M-11288
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 26/03/2018

Title: 2018 Edinburgh Evening News Local Hero Awards

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the Edinburgh Evening News 2018 Local Hero Awards; notes that nominations are invited from members of the public and that the awards are open to anyone who lives in Edinburgh and the Lothians; is aware that there are thirteen diverse categories, including the Bravery Champion, Community Champion, Health Champion, Carer of the Year, Sporting Hero Award, Inspirational Young Adult and Child of Achievement awards, as well the main Local Hero Award 2018; commends the Edinburgh Evening News for organising these awards with the support of the headline sponsor, Farmer Autocare, and other sponsors, Forth 1, Lothian Buses and Edinburgh City Council; considers that they are an excellent way of showcasing and recognising the heroic voluntary work, dedication, efforts and achievements of so many individuals in Edinburgh and the Lothians, including those working in the emergency services and in schools, and urges people across Edinburgh and the Lothians to nominate individuals who make a difference and go the extra mile in their communities, ahead of the close of nominations on 9 May 2018.

Supported by: Annie Wells, Jamie Greene, Edward Mountain, Donald Cameron, Bill Bowman, Maurice Corry, Margaret Mitchell, Michelle Ballantyne, Ash Denham, Tom Mason, Gordon Lindhurst, Ruth Maguire, Bill Kidd, Alison Harris, Ben Macpherson, Jeremy Balfour, Alexander Stewart, Liz Smith

Miles Briggs