Amazing people live and work in Didsbury. The Didsbury Hero award is a way of saying thank you for their contributions to the community. I hope this is the first of an annual event which grows bigger and better. So please keep ideas for next year in mind!
Publicising the award
Many thanks to the Home Community Café trustees who supported this award, which fits with their ethos of supporting and valuing the local community. For the Didsbury Hero flyer, particular thanks to Helen Brackley for her design work and to Rachel Halder for the paintings of Didsbury landmarks. Didsbury Magazine ran a feature on Didsbury Hero. Several local businesses supported and helped publicise this event.
Nominations were made to firstname.lastname@example.org. There were 7 nominees with several of these being nominated by more than one entrant. All nominees were worthy based on the heartfelt testimonials received.
- Lucy Noden
- Julia Gibson
- John Henry
- Andrew Simcock
- Geoff Bridson
- Tom Westcott
The judging process
All nominations were anonymised. Four judges from different backgrounds who live or work in Didsbury scored the nominations without conferring. The scores were then aggregated with ultimately two winners identified.