Do you know a hero deserving of our prize?

Today your favourite weekly newspaper is teaming up with the fabulous staff at Sharps Hairdressing to offer one lucky reader a prize which would feature at the top of anyone’s Christmas wish list.

We are launching an appeal to find the community heroes of Driffield – people who always put others first through selfless acts of kindness. In return one lucky winner will receive a pamper experience from the team at Sharps Hairdressing which will include a free colour, cut and blow dry and a full make over.

Our Driffield & Wolds photographer Mike Hopps will then photograph the amazing end results so you have a lasting reminder of your special treatment. The competition is the brainchild of Andrea and Camilla Sharp from the salon on Mill Street.

Andrea said: “There are so many people in Driffield doing so much good work that we thought it would be great to recognise these people and give them an experience they would never forget.

“It might be someone who gives their time and effort to charity or voluntary work, or someone who has been there to help a friend or relative through a hard time or someone who through their work has made a real difference to the lives of other people.

“There are so many deserving people and through this competition we want to recognise those people and say thank you.”

Andrea launched her business in 1999 through a £3,000 start up grant from the Prince’s Trust. It moved to its current location on Mill Street 13 years ago and the business is continuing to expand and develop. Andrea said: “We are a real family business now with my daughter Georgie leading the colour work and Camilla, or Millie as she is known to many people, offering her expertise as a professional make-up artist and specialising in Nouveau Lashes and HD Brows.

“We have had so much support from the people of Driffield over the years and we just felt we wanted to give something back to our local community.”

Camilla, who is regional make-up artist for Hour Glass, said: “We are looking forward to finding a deserving person who we can spoil and give them a make-over experience they will always remember.”

Andy Stabler from the Wolds Weekly added: “We would like the local community to write in with their stories of someone they know who is deserving of this superb prize. We have lots of unsung heroes in Driffield and the Wolds, but they’ve rarely had the recognition they deserve.

“There are a lot of people out there going out of their way to help others and to make a big difference to their village and town. “It could be that you know someone who’s been helping a neighbour with their shopping every week, or giving up their time to take someone out for the day to add something a little extra to their life.

“You read remarkable stories around the country about those who go that extra mile and we would like to reward someone in this area who has given up their own time, voluntary, to make a difference to others.”

To nominate your community hero all you have to do is fill in this coupon, write a few details, or email us at news@driffieldwoldsweekly. explaining who you are nominating and why. Please also include your name and contact number.

Coupons can be brought into our office on Brook Street. The entries will be judged by a panel consisting of Andrea and Camilla Sharp as well as Karen Winter and Mandy Coatsworth from Driffield & Wolds Weekly.

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