Nominate those elder heroes now

2019-08-06 06:00
The winners of the third Community Champions Elders Awards were Wihlemiena Minnaar (left) in the category of 70-80 years, Marjorie Eksteen (middle), who was named the People’s Choice winner, and Elizabeth Adams who took the top spot in the 80 years and older category.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

The winners of the third Community Champions Elders Awards were Wihlemiena Minnaar (left) in the category of 70-80 years, Marjorie Eksteen (middle), who was named the People’s Choice winner, and Elizabeth Adams who took the top spot in the 80 years and older category.PHOTO: Samantha Lee

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Do you know elder superheroes who, despite their age and social circumstances, go above and beyond to make a difference in their communities?

Nominate them now for a Community Champions Elders Award.

Through the awards, now in its fourth year, People’s Post, TygerBurger and City Vision, in partnership with Spec-Savers, aim to honour those awesome elders who are making a profound difference in their communities­.

He, or she, could be the older, active neighbourhood watch patroller walking the streets at 04:00, feeding the children in their street, driving the sick to the clinic, knitting beanies and blankets for unwanted babies or giving free boxing lessons to keep the youth off the streets, all out of their own pockets.

Tell us what wonderful deeds they’ve done for their community.

Nominations close on Tuesday 27 August. 

Elders making a difference can once again be nominated in one of two categories: “70-80 years” or “80 plus”.

Six finalists will be selected and notified by Tuesday 3 September. All their wonderful deeds will be featured in the newspaper in the weeks following, whereafter our readers can vote for the People’s Choice winner.

The winners in both categories, as well as the People’s Choice winner, will be announced at a morning tea in Cape Town on Saturday 12 October. How to nominate

Download the nomination form on the People’s Post, TygerBurger or City Vision Facebook pages or request one from cecilia@media24.com or call 021 910 6500. Alternatively, collect one from our office located in the Bloemhof Building (3rd floor), 112 Edward Road, Bellville.

Nomination forms are also available at the following Spec-Savers stores:

  • Bayside Centre, Table View;
  • Blue Route Mall, Tokai;
  • CapeGate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell;
  • Cavendish Square, Claremont;
  • Canal Walk, Century City;
  • Kenilworth Centre;
  • Khayelitsha Shopping Centre;
  • Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek;
  • N1 City Mall, Goodwood;
  • Parow Centre;
  • The Promenade Mall, Mitchell’s Plain
  • Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Bellville;
  • Vangate Mall, Athlone and
  • Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River.
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