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Who deserves to be Frome’s Person of the Year 2018?

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Nominations are now open for the Frome Person of the Year award.

The competition, run by the Frome Times, will recognise a resident who has made a real contribution to the community in 2018.

It’s been an exciting year for Frome and many individuals have worked hard to improve their town, raise money for charity or help other people. With so many people doing great things in their community, we need your help to find them.

You can nominate any person who lives or works in the Frome area who you think has contributed to the local community. Perhaps your nominee has been involved in a local charity, helped run a sports club or offered voluntary services which have benefitted the town.  The only conditions are that the person is from Frome or one of the surrounding villages or works in the town; and that the person has not previously won this award.

Nominations must be received by 3.00pm on Wednesday 9th January. A shortlist of nominees will be published in the next issue of Frome Times, with the winner decided by public vote.

Ian Drew, editor of Frome Times said, “This is a chance to nominate someone who deserves recognition for their outstanding contribution to Frome over the past year or who has had the biggest impact on life in the town.”

The 2017 award was won by Frome Collegians co-founder, John Fuller, for his role in the sporting community for more than 60 years.

Frome’s Person of the Year 2016 was won by  Beaver Scout leader Ben Reynolds for his commitment to the local group and his active role in the community. The 2015 award was won by Pete Dayman-Johns, vice-chairman and membership secretary of Frome’s Royal British Legion branch and a volunteer for the Memorial Theatre and Royal Air Force Association.

Martina O’Connor, owner of Westway Cinema, won the award in 2014 for her work in keeping the cinema open and for her role in fundraising events in the town.

Frome’s Person of the Year 2013 went to Tony Perry for his work running the local community Bridge Cafe; as a trustee of Harry’s Hydro; chair of the Frome Mencap Society and campaigner on disability issues.

Other previous winners have been Nigel Williams, of Williams Butchers in Baker Street; Peter Smith, the chair of the Friends of Frome Hospital; street cleaner Mike Hall; and Memorial Theatre stalwart Humphrey Barnes.

Nominations can be made by emailing news@frometimes. co.uk stating your name, address and contact number with your nominee’s name and why you are nominating them. (We won’t disclose who has made the nominations). If you have contact details for your nominee, please include these.

6 Responses to Who deserves to be Frome’s Person of the Year 2018?

  1. Maria Barton

    January 3, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    I nominate Mrs Helen White for all her charity work and for being a kind and caring nurse.

  2. Andy Hooper

    January 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I nominate Lisa Wells , I could write tons as to why she should be person of the year, but we all know her story , no one else comes close.

  3. Colin Sampson

    January 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I nominate Ryan Wheeler
    So refreshing to see a young person putting back into the community.

  4. Chris Samways

    January 21, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Lucia Chadwick

  5. Alison Bellamy

    January 22, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I nominate Ryan Wheeler.He is a great ambassador for boxing,using it to help men,women and children keep fit through boxing.He also raises money for charity in his spare time and is an all round nice guy.

  6. David Lee

    January 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I nominate Andrew Lee for his fundraising and volunteer work he undertakes for the benefit of Frome residents . Much of this is through his Rotary leadership which has brought about a great deal of sustainable success. He is always keen to put himself forward to help people in need and inspire others to do the same

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