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Applications for High Sheriff Awards are now open to Suffolk charities and community groups

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Suffolk’s charities and community groups are invited to apply for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2022, which will be split into six categories.

“I’m looking forward to what should be a fantastic celebratory event after two years of meeting remotely,” said Edward Creasy, Suffolk’s High Sheriff.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony at the East Of England Co-Operative’s headquarters at Wherstead Park, on Wednesday, March 16, when the awards will be presented to the winners.

High Sheriff Edward Creasy. Picture by Paul Nixon
High Sheriff Edward Creasy. Picture by Paul Nixon

"These awards celebrate how amazing and vital community groups and local initiatives contributions have been," said Tim Holder, head of public affairs for Suffolk Community Foundation who, with Lesley Dolphin from BBC Radio Suffolk, will host the award ceremony.

Voluntary groups should submit their entries for the six categories listed below, by the closing date for nominations on Monday, January 17, at 5pm.

The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward the volunteers, charities and community groups in Suffolk who devote their time and energy to improve the communities in which they live and work, to make Suffolk a better and safer place.

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