The Pride of Hyde initiative,conceived by members of the local Hyde Past & Present Facebook Group, is a wonderful program designed to recognize Hydonians who have gone the extra mile to make Hyde a better place.
The awards themselves, this site which have been nominated by the people of Hyde, will be given to those who the sponsors feel have ‘gone that extra mile’ to make Hyde a better place, and in recognition of their selflessness, commemorative plaques will be presented at an open-air ceremony, held within the Easter Artisan Market, to 25 deserving members of our community who have been proposed by members of our community.
With 22 of the 25 nominations already filled, individuals, businesses or groups can still nominate somebody who they feel has acted in a selfless way to help others achieve their goals. Alternatively, you might like to nominate a group of people whose actions have made a positive contribution to life and happiness in Hyde.
Andrew Richardson, who hosts The Hyde Past & Present Facebook Group, explained, “ If a nomination is approved, both the nominee and nominator(s) will be invited to the presentation which will be held on the civic square, at approximately 1.00pm, during Hyde’s ever popular Artisan Market, on Saturday May 6th where specially produced plaques, inscribed with the name of the winning individual or group, and the nominator, will be announced. Each plate will cost £10 to produce, so that cost will be required to be paid prior to presentation by the nominators. So, if you know a person, group, team, business or other organisation that make great things happen in Hyde, nominate them. It only takes a minute to make a nomination.
It could be someone undertaking charity work or fundraising, someone who helps care for other people or animals, or who looks after facilities or buildings. Or it could go to someone whose actions make life easier or more pleasant for those around them.”
Please hand any nominations, with the name of the nominator and a contact number, along with the £10 payment, to either, Paper Tulips, Luxury Linens, Mahas, Annette Set, or Tea at no.77.
Closing date for nominations – end of March 2017.
It is envisaged that these awards will become an annual event not only designed to celebrate Hyde’s community spirit, but to say a big thank you to those people who make a real difference in our town by showing a sense of civic pride.
The Pride of Hyde nominees and their sponsors will be invited to receive their awards at a prestigious reception hosted by the Stalybridge & Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds.