Does your community have a superstar?

Merseyside Inclusive Network (MIN), has announced the first Community Superstars Awards taking place in Liverpool in 2014.

The event will take place on Sunday 23 February 2014 at the iconic Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park and is backed by businesses including Clarke Energy and Fletchrose with entertainment from Marcus Collins and MD Productions, 
 
It will ve hosted by Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips and aims to recognise real unsung heroes of communities in Liverpool – and it’s up to the people of the city to nominate their superstars in a variety of categories including; Blossoming Community Award, Community Business Award and Young Champion Award, amongst many more. The awards, designed by children at Whitefield Primary School, are all community focussed and gives people an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of people and organisations that make a real difference in their local area.
 
MIN, an award-winning community interest company, provides a supportive environment for young people across Liverpool to progress their personal circumstances at a grass roots level. MIN has challenged and empowered 21 young individuals from North Liverpool who are not in education, employment or training to raise £800 each through sponsorship and fundraising to finance their own journey to Africa. They will work as volunteers for the Memusi Foundation – helping to free children from poverty through education.
 
The young people are from one of the most socially deprived areas in Western Europe and many families are thitd generation unemployed. MIN aims to combat this trend by providing the group with transferable skills and instilling drive and determination. By broadening horizons and bridging the gap between education and employment MIN aims to buck the trend and inspire a legacy of change in North Liverpool.
 
Liverpool based Orb Event Management and Bernie Hollywood OBE, HRH Prince of Wales Business Connector from Business In The Community have created the inaugural Community Superstars Awards. Local busineses including Agent Marketing, Isla Gladstone, Can Cook and Sandbox Digital have contributed to the event and others have donated to the project and are involved with selection of awards.
 
Debbie Boyd, Managing Director of Orb Event Management said;”We are delighted to support the Community Superstars Awards Liverpool. It is important for us to recognise organisations and individuals that have made and continue to make a huge contribution to their community.
 
“All profits raised by the event will go towards the Out of Liverpool project, supporting young people in their journey to East Africa and contributing to the roll out of the project into future years. What you can expect at this unique event is an inspirational, glamorous, heart-warming evening celebrating our community superstars along with great entertainment from local talent.”
 
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still avaialable and a small allocation of general sale tickets is open to the public and will go on sale mid November on the Awards website. Those wishing to make a nomination for the Community Superstar Awards have until Thursday 23January. To find out more please visit www.communitysuperstars.co.uk.

Pictured: Pupils from Whitefield School with the awards they designed(photo: Jonathan Dawe)