This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Pride of Malton and Norton Awards. Run by a volunteer local team, the awards have grown over the years into a prestigious occasion to celebrate local community and business heroes.
The Handy Mag’s very own Mandy West has been organising the awards since the very beginning (and well before she became part of our team) and is now part of a team of three in Malton and Norton Community Events which also includes Gemma Bicknell (The Topiary Tree) and David Macdonald (The Talbot).
It takes a huge amount of work to stage the awards. Mandy says “The aim has always been to celebrate those inspirational local people who make Malton and Norton a great place to live and work. It has been a real pleasure to be involved and see these people rewarded.” The awards are funded entirely by support from local businesses and over the years thousands have been raised for local charities with raffles and auctions on the night. In 2018, £2400 was raised for Candlelighters and Sight Support Ryedale and in 2019 the chosen charities are Ryedale Special Families and Camphill Village Trust. The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 26th October at York House Marquee at The Talbot which provides a glittering backdrop to a great evening.
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Do you know someone who has made our community better? Or a local business that has had a great year? Why not nominate them in the 2019 Awards! Nomination categories: Bright Young Star – Customer Service – Teacher of the Year – Business Personality of the Year – Food & Drink – Local Hero – Volunteer of the Year – New Business – Dedication to Sport – Established Business – Charity of the Year.
Nomination forms are available online at NOMINATE FORM and also from businesses around Malton & Norton or you can email your nominations to Mandy West – firstname.lastname@example.org