Local Hero Awards 2020: How you can watch the free event

New details have been revealed for the Edinburgh Local Hero Awards event to be held next week on Friday October 9.
Carer of the Year 2019 Susan Wilson presented by Euan McGrory Picture: Ian Georgeson.Carer of the Year 2019 Susan Wilson presented by Euan McGrory Picture: Ian Georgeson.
Carer of the Year 2019 Susan Wilson presented by Euan McGrory Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the event will be held virtually this year.

Tickets to the virtual event are free of charge, but those wishing to attend must sign up via www.edinburghlocalheroes.co.uk in advance.

The event will start at 7pm.

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Host for the evening will be Arlene Stuart from Forth One, who will ensure attendees enjoy the glamour and entertainment of a regular Local Hero Awards event, despite the 2020 installment being held online.

The evening will also feature a performance from Edinburgh singer/songwriter Carrie Macdonald, who will be performing a song which she wrote during lockdown. Entitled ‘Bright Days’ it is a song about hope.

The 32 finalists for the awards, headline sponsored by Farmer Autocare, were announced last week.

Our charity sponsor for this year is Team Jak.

The Local Hero Award will be given to an outstanding candidate from any category, to be announced on the night.

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Last year’s winner was Lisa Fleming, who has worked tirelessly to raise funds or research into incurable secondary breast cancer after being diagnosed with the condition in May 2017. The Junior Local Hero award will go to a nominee under the age of 14 who has made an exceptional contribution to their community.

This year Emily Bain, Archie Galloway, are shortlisted for the award, sponsored by Farmer Autocare.

Cameron Clough and Archie Galloway have been shortlisted for the Bravery Award, sponsored by Dog Aid Society.

Moray Johnstone, Alison Morrison and Richard Stewart are finalists for the Carer of the Year Award.

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Fundraiser of the Year finalists are Trudie Murphy and Julie Nisbet.

Lewis McLachlan of Empty Kitchens Full Hearts and David Philip of Behind Your Mind have been shortlisted for Health Champion, sponsored by House of Hearing.

Tobe Amamize and Lauren James are finalists for Inspirational Young Adult, sponsored by Amazon.

Hannah Daly, Gayanne Potter, and Jane Russel have all been nominated for Neighbour of the Year.

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Finalists for the Sporting Hero award, sponsored by Capital Cars, are Scott Christie, Kori Fital and Peter Hay.

Caroline Bleach, Fiona Calder, Patricia Denholm and Tina Misselbrookare shortlisted for Teacher of the Year, sponsored by Forth One.

John Baxter, Mike Black and Richard Roncero are finalists in the Volunteer of the Year category.

Finalists for Community Champion, sponsored by Lothian, are Waz Abbas, Amanda Farmer and Michelle Wright, Peter Hay, Lewis McLachlan, and Alison Williams.

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To sign up to watch the event visit www.edinburghlocalheroes.co.uk.

To find out more about the 2020 nominees click here.

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