Crawley technology giant gets behind Community Awards

West Sussex County Times Community Awards 2015. Outstanding Teacher Paul Sweeney from the Weald School with award sponsor Dominic Wakefield from Wakefield jewellers - picture by Josh Smith for SMedia Group
West Sussex County Times Community Awards 2015. Outstanding Teacher Paul Sweeney from the Weald School with award sponsor Dominic Wakefield from Wakefield jewellers - picture by Josh Smith for SMedia Group

World renowned aerospace and defence specialist Thales has thrown its support behind the first Crawley Community Awards to be run by the Crawley Observer.

Last week, in association with Crawley Borough Council the The Hawth theatre, the newspaper launched the awards nominations following the success of similar ceremonies with many of our Sussex sister titles.There are 16 categories and Thales is sponsoring the Education award.This can be an inspirational teacher, support worker or other staff member who has helped pupils achieve beyond expectations. People may also want to nominate a student who has made a difference in a unique way.

In the West Sussex County Times Community Awards held last month, Weald School teacher Paul Sweeney (pictured with his award) was nominated by a student who shared how he had helped her through a period of mental illness.Thales is one of the world leaders in aerospace, defence, security, and transportation technology and works to promote science education.It has bases all over the world and Manor Royal in Crawley is home to an engineering hub where it has carried out work for clients including Ministry of Defence. The Awards will culminate in a glittering Awards Presentation Evening at the Hawth Theatre on Saturday March 19. The audience will me made up of shortlisted nominees and their friends and family; those who made nominations; event supporters and sponsors and VIP guests. Winners will be presented with a trophy and framed certificate and we will produce an eight page picture special to be published with the Crawley Observer on Wednesday March 23.The event is by invitation only and tickets are free.

Nominations can be made online through https://goo.gl/bb66Ju and from this week you can send in your nominations to us by post using the nomination form on this page.

For sponsorship enquires contact bharat.lukka@jpress.co.uk

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