Thursday, August 2, 2012

Calor Announces the Shortlist for Community Champion 2012

At the announcement of the shortlist for the Calor Community Champion 2012 were
TV & Radio personality, Hector Ó hEochagáin and legendary GAA and sports broadcaster,
Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Jennifer Fagan, Marketing Executive, Calor.

Yesterday, Calor announced the shortlist of nominees for the inaugural Community Champion 2012. Without doubt the calibre of nominations has been very strong and clearly highlights the exceptional and largely unrecognised contributions people are making to their local communities. These local unsung heros, who have gone above and beyond in giving back to their communities, and are now in with a chance to be crowned Community Champion 2012 and win €1,500 and a bursary of €7,500 to give to their nominated charity or local organisation. On top of that, Calor is also throwing in €500 for the person or organisation that nominated them.

Voting is now open to each and every member of the public through the Calor Facebook page. Visit the Gallery of Nominees and you can see who is representing your county and who the organisation is that they have selected to receive the prize. You'll also find their ‘pitch’ for your vote. Voting is open until August 20th.

Speaking at the shortlist announcement, Hector Ó hEochagáin, TV personality and head of the Judging Panel said, “We asked for nominations from every corner and boreen on the island and you have not disappointed! All of us on the judging panel have been heartened by the stories of unseen work going on across our local communities. This initiative has been a platform to shed light on these truly deserving people. We now have a gallery of what can only be described as real life community heroes. Now it is time to see what each county is truly made of and who the best supporters are, so visit the Gallery of Nominees and get voting today!”

Jennifer Fagan, Marketing Executive, Calor Gas said, “At Calor we have been overwhelmed by the quality of work going on across the country and the numbers of nominations which have been flooding in to us. These people help to raise aspirations and create a feel-good factor within local communities. Choosing the local champions has been a hard task, without them it is clear our communities would be much poorer places. Calor wants every county to get behind their local champion and provide them with the reward and recognition they deserve.”

The Calor Community Champion 2012 will be announced on September 4th.

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