National search for a ‘local hero’ has turned up 11 remarkable stories

02/03/2012 | Author: | Posted in Fundraising

Voting starts in the final of competition for the most committed charity fundraisers and dedicated carers in a search for a the most deserving

The competition to find the ‘Most Deserving’ local hero has received hundreds of detailed and heart-felt nominations from across the UK. A panel of judges has selected 11 to go to a public vote, and the winner will receive the gift of up to £10,000 towards a car, plus a £2,500 donation to the charity of their choice.

Phill Jones, commercial director at leading used car website, said, “When we launched the competition to find a local hero we expected to hear about some special people. However, some of the stories we received were truly humbling and we’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and dedication shown by the nominees. We’re very proud to be able to honour these remarkable individuals.”

Nominations were received from every region of the country. Some regions produced more than others, and some regions produced stories of incredible selflessness and generosity of spirit.

Mr Jones continues, “Our judging panel were able to pick a selection of fund raisers, charity workers, carers and campaigners. They all have interesting and inspiring stories, have nominated amazing charities and all have great ideas of how upgrading their car would help their community work.”

A public vote for the ‘Most Deserving’ starts on Thursday 23rd February and will run into March, and the nominees have been challenged to get the most votes possible. Links on the voting pages go to their nominated charities where site visitors can find out more about the charity and make a donation to funds.

The final 11 nominees are;
• Linza Corp
Families Against Neuroblastoma East of England

• Sandra Badis
King’s College Hospital Charity Greater London

• Fiona Star-Stone
Save the Children Midlands

• Cheryl Oliver
Girlguiding UK North East England

• Jayne Hughes
Amy and Friends North West England

• Frances Ashe
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Northern Ireland

• Christine Macey
Diabetes UK Scotland

• Dave Holby
The Pink Place South East England

• Caroline Rutley-Frayne
Devon Air Ambulance Trust South West England

• Paul Baker
Holyhead Youth Clubs Wales

• Jason Odel & Ben Davis
Saint Michael’s Hospice Yorkshire & Humberside

Voting is expected to close on the 9th March. To vote for your local hero visit

About is a leading used car advertising website that aims to make the process of finding the right car as easy as possible for used car buyers & the selling of used cars as straightforward and cost-effective for used car dealers.

For Media Enquiries, including requests for more information about the nominees, please contact
Christopher Webb, Stickyeyes for
T: 0113 391 2929 ext. 330

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