Great and good on our awards shortlist
THE Heart of Somerset Community Award nominations have been released.
Roy Yates has organised fundraising events, chaired the village hall committee and is a parish councillor.
Joy Lees is a fundraiser of many functions for charity, known for organising the Doulting Plant Sale.
Mark Carney set up the not-for-profit radio station, Pulse FM, in Cheddar.
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June Barnes is the chairman of the Frome Carnival.
Gerald Franks is one of the founding members of the Frome and District Day centre for the over 50s.
Angelia Emblem volunteers at an elderly people's home and has travelled abroad to orphanages.
Eileen Hales is a care assistant in a Shepton Mallet care home and goes out of her way to organise activities for the residents in her own time.
Maurice Day is unpaid master of ceremonies for a huge range of community events.
Allan Trinder is a founder director of GFM community radio in Glastonbury.
Polly Carroll started Wookey Choirworks, and now leads three community choirs.
Sarah Slight is the instructor at Burcott Riding for the Disabled Association.
Richard Baker has been volunteering at open days and events since 2007, overcoming many difficulties to do so, as he lives in supported living.
Jack Eyers was born with a foreshortened leg, which he chose to have amputated at 17 and has since embraced sports including riding and taking part in the opening ceremony for the London Paralympics.
Tim Richens is the manager of Cheddar Football Club who has suffered a cracked skull, bleeding to the brain, two broken ribs and bruised lungs in an accident yet is still adamant to get back to the football ground to support the team.
Natasha Welch was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, set up a Facebook page for cancer sufferers, and raised £41,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support with her group.
Luke Bolster and Charlie Cox saved the life of a man trapped in a burning flat.
Steve Cook is a volunteer special constable and rescued a man from freezing temperatures in the river Frome.
Dave Pittock voluntarily patrolled the moor roads between Street and Glastonbury last winter,to help those who were affected by floods, including towing cars.
The Community Project award is for projects that benefit the local community, recognising the efforts to make life easier for those in difficult circumstances.
Nominated in this category are the following projects:
Mendip in Bloom
Shepton Mallet Skate Park
Night on the Town
Cheddar Young Business
Liz Leyshon has steered Strode Theatre to artistic and financial success.
Gary Maule is a PCSO who has worked tirelessly with young people with autism and Asperger's syndrome.
Bob Denham and Chris Rees are Environment Agency officers who were working at Cold Harbour Bridge when a van crashed into the river and used a ladder as a makeshift stretcher to haul the driver to safety.
Teresa Tully chairs the Wells fundraising group who raised £6,177 for Cancer Research by organising a Pink Evening at the Pound Inn.
Susan Hockley is the manager of Dorothy House Clothes, runs a stall at Nunney Street Fair each year and organises placements with organisations for people with disabilities to work within the shop.
Adrian Howell broke his back in 2010 when crushed by bales of hay, but fought back from paralysis and is now taking part in triathlons in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Eddie Tymoshyshyn suffered a horrific brain injury in 2010 from a car crash, but has walked up Snowdon, completed the Three Peaks Challenge and has raised £3,000 for brain injury charity at Frenchay that supported him.
Jasmine Scott and Charlotte Sullivan saved the life of Alan Vernecombe who became trapped under his car on his daughter's driveway.
Harvey Pickergill is 12 year old and managed to turn his life around after losing four and a half stone in six months
Chloe Edrich is 14 years old and has raised money for charity, first qualified for regional championships for swimming by the age of 10, competed at county and national swimming competitions where she exceeded expectations, all while caring for her mother who is in a wheelchair.
All will be invited to a special awards celebration at the Big Top Restaurant, Wookey Hole Caves on September 25, where the awards will be presented by TV and radio presenter Valerie Singleton.