Calor in search of Galway’s unsung heroes
By Martina Nee
Energy supplier Calor has recently launched the inaugural Calor Community Champion 2012 and is looking for the local champions of Galway to take part.
The competition is aimed at acknowledging and celebrating those who work tirelessly, each and every day, to improve the lives of the people around them. The search for the local unsung heroes will be led by TV and radio personality, Hector Ó hEochagáin.
Hector and the team at Calor are now looking for the public to help in finding the Community Champion of 2012 by nominating and entering a local Galway hero. The nomination process could not be easier, all you need to do is ‘like’ the Calor Facebook page, and once you become a fan you can go ahead and enter the Community Champion app. Then just provide the name of the nominee, contact details, and in 250 words explain why your nominee deserves to win.
Speaking at the launch, Hector Ó hEochagáin, said, “This is a great initiative by Calor and one which I am fully behind. At last a platform to recognise real life community heroes, both young and old. You all know who they are, so give them the recognition they truly deserve. I am looking for nominations to come from every corner of Galway, so get nominating today.”
Jennifer Fagan, marketing executive, Calor Gas, said, “At Calor with our close connections and work in our local communities, we understand the work carried out every day by unsung heroes in towns and villages across the island of Ireland. The Calor Community Champion is one way you can recognise those who have made exceptional contributions to your local community. We want as many nominations as possible from Galway so that the people who have helped to make our community a better place can get the recognition they truly deserve."
The winner will receive €1,500 and a bursary of €7,500 to give to their nominated charity or local organisation. Calor will even throw in €500 for the person or organisation that nominated them. The deadline for the nominations is July 6. Calor will select the top 32 local champions, one from each county and put them to the public vote from July 16 through its Facebook page. The public will then have four weeks to vote for their favourite and the top four local champions and two wildcards will make it through to the final phase.
The winner will be chosen by our judging panel led by Hector Ó hEochagáin, and including legendary GAA and sports broadcaster, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Jennifer Fagan from Calor. The Calor Community Champion 2012 will be announced on September 4.
For information and to nominate your local champion, please visit and ‘like’ at www.facebook com/calorireland.