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Terry Smith nominated for Community Pride Award
NOMINATIONS for The Press Community Pride awards continue to flood in to recognise the people who help to make York a better place.
Among the many varied nominees received are a hairdresser, a devoted volunteer and the friendly staff at a York dental practice.
Well-known Tang Hall hairdresser Terry Smith has had numerous nominations for the Person Of The Year category, including one from Ethan Talbot, who praised Mr Smith for his charitable work and his actions to try and stop a drunken motorist setting off on a drive through a York suburb with a child in the back the car.
He said: “I think Terry’s bravery and heroism and charity work mean that he is more than worthy for this reward.”
Meanwhile, kind-hearted Kate Radley, 70, of Bishopthorpe, has been nominated as Volunteer Of The Year for her tireless work to help others.
Among her many roles, she has been chief fundraiser for Riding For The Disabled in York for 15 years, the Community Watch coordinator for Beech Avenue, a snow warden and the instigator behind new signs to improve the safety of the railway cycle track.
June Whittaker, who made the nomination, said: “Kate always helps local people in the community, such as the day I found her pruning an elderly lady’s trees that had grown over the footpath.
“She continues to live an active life in spite of having suffered from cancer which involved chemotherapy two years ago.”
The team at Acorn Dental Practice in Acomb has been nominated in the category of Service With A Smile for making the experience of going to the dentist a more relaxing one.
Making the nomination, Mrs Teasdale said: “I have been a member at the practice for 13 years and have always been provided with good quality service and feel like all the staff have become friends. It would be a pleasure to thank all the staff for their hard work.”
The Community Pride Awards, which will have a York 800 theme this year, are run in partnership with City of York Council and sponsored by Benenden Healthcare.
• Do you know any young people deserving of the spirit of youth award for making a positive contribution or a health service hero whose dedication is second to none? If so, or if you know of any other deserving nominees, fill in the entry form at yorkpress.co.uk/pride/