When it comes to finding an inspirational person, is there someone you can think of who immediately springs to mind? If so then now is the time to nominate them in the final call of a community-focused initiative launched earlier this summer by a local shopping centre.
Putney Exchange Shopping Centre in SW15 is on the lookout for inspirational people that live and work in Putney, as part of its continuing 25th anniversary activities, but nominations will have to be in quick as time is running out.
One such nomination already received is for Lucy, 22, who was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in July this year and has taken the brave decision to blog about her experience to help others battling with this condition. ‘Putney’s Inspirational People’ campaign aims to recognise people like Lucy who are inspiring others and their achievements are making a difference in the SW15 community.
Centre Manager Anne Partridge says “Putney Exchange has been part of the community for 25 years, it’s now time to turn the spotlight on to local people who are making a difference in the Putney Community.”
Putney Exchange Shopping Centre was inspired to launch the search for local heroes by Putney rower, Jess Eddie, who has been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The Shopping Centre has sponsored her with her own single scull boat to enhance her training programme and improve her chances of winning.
Follow her story at www.PutneyExchange.co.uk
“As nominations close soon we really want to encourage more people to come forward and tell us about their unsung hero - the people who undertake great deeds of kindness or work tirelessly for the SW15 community, helping others achieve their goals with very little thought for themselves,” adds Anne.
Nominations close on September 27th 2015 and can be made by completing a form available in the Shopping Centre, or online at www.PutneyExchange.co.uk, where a full list of terms and conditions are also available. Five finalists will be announced on Saturday October 17th 2015, and a public vote will then decide the winner who will be announced on Sunday November 15th 2015.
Children will also get the chance to be a part of the campaign by becoming mini heroes. On Saturday August 22nd 2015, Superman and Supergirl will be making an appearance at Putney Exchange shopping centre between 11am and 3pm. Bring your children along to pose with Superman and if they are dressed as a superhero and post their picture online (with their parents’ permission) they will receive a gift.
Full terms and conditions: Your nominated person must live or work within the Putney SW15 area. All nominations must be received by 6pm Sunday 27th September 2015. Putney Exchange cannot accept any liability for nominations which are late, lost or incomplete. If the nomination is being submitted by a person under the age of 16, an adult/parent/guardian must be listed as the contact. Four runners up will receive a gift hamper up to the value of £50 and the overall winner will receive a rewards package worth £750 to support their initiative, project or work in the community which will need to be agreed and checked with Putney Exchange, plus a surprise treat of up to £250 in value. These prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Putney Exchange reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal value. Entrants and nominees must be willing to be interviewed by centre staff and local media. Pictures and the story of nominees, finalists and winner may be used by Putney Exchange in all related promotional activity without any rights of prior approval or inspection.