Tesco NI launches search for local community heroes. 
  • Posted 4 years ago

Tesco has launched a search for Local Northern Ireland Community Heroes as part of a province-wide initiative launched today – and it has invited applications from every city, town and village.

The leading retailer which has more than 50 stores throughout Northern Ireland will select a monthly winner for the new awards which are aimed at recognising and rewarding people who have shown true hero qualities – either in the way they might have coped with adversity or the manner in which they have helped others.

As Tesco NI Marketing Manager, Caoimhe Mannion explains this is a brand new initiative aimed specifically at rewarding Northern Ireland heroes.

“This is very much a community based idea and we’re inviting people from the cities, towns and villages across Northern Ireland to put forward names of people they think are worthy winners.

“It may be someone who has shown genuine practical help to someone else or who is playing a valuable role in welfare, education or charity work. Maybe it’s a person who helps those with physical or learning disabilities or someone who has been truly heroic will coping with adversity. Northern Ireland people are known for their generosity of spirit and we want to acknowledge that as a large local employer with strong roots in the communities we serve.

“We want to hear all about the great local community heroes – many of them unsung – the length and breadth of Northern Ireland.”

If you’d like to nominate someone for as Tesco Local Community Hero award please send an email to Gerarda.o’connor@uk.tesco.com. You’ll need to insert LOCAL COMMUNITY HERO NOMINATION in the subject line together with the CANDIDATE’S NAME and contact details. Then all you have to do is outline in 250 words or less why you think your nominee should be recognised.

To be eligible for an award the heroic acts must have taken place in 2014. Further details including terms and conditions can be downloaded at www.facebook.com/tastenorthernireland.

All entries will be considered by Tesco NI’s team of Community Champions – who are based at various stores throughout Northern Ireland. The monthly winners will receive a plaque and a £100 Tesco giftcard.