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Almost 30 local heroes shortlisted for Superstars status

Life-savers, fundraising stars and community heroes make the final of SuperValu Superstars

Pictured: Host and judge Pamela Ballantine pictured with fellow judges Peter McVerry, U105 and Louise Tolerton, Communications Manager SuperValu NI at the 2019 SuperValu SuperStars shortlist announcement.

Almost 30 inspiring individuals from across Northern Ireland have been shortlisted for the SuperValu SuperStars awards and will attend a prestigious awards ceremony at Titanic Hotel on Thursday 21 November.

Returning for a third year, the popular initiative recognises those who had gone beyond the call of duty to help people and communities in need. The campaign launched in June and received an incredible number of inspiring nominations from across Northern Ireland.

Local heroes have been shortlisted within the categories of Young SuperStar, Fundraising SuperStar, Unsung SuperStar, Community Group SuperStar and Social Enterprise SuperStar.

From life-saving kidney transplants offered over the Christmas dinner table to inspiring caregivers, volunteers, community activists and fantastic fundraisers, the shortlist shines the spotlight on the people that have gone above and beyond to make a difference in communities across Northern Ireland.

The dazzling finalists’ ceremony will be hosted by TV personality Pamela Ballantine and the overall winner will walk away with £1,000 for themselves and a £1,000 donation to a registered charity of their choice.  All other finalists will receive SuperValu vouchers.

Brendan Gallen, Head of Marketing, Musgrave NI said: “The intention of SuperValu SuperStars is to uncover and recognise remarkable individuals, including adults, children, community groups and people working in the social enterprise sector, who have gone beyond the call of duty.

 “Once again, we have been blown away by the calibre of this year’s entries, and judging was a lengthy process. We are confident that we have selected an extremely strong group of finalists, who should all be very proud of their achievements. We are certain that all of our winners will be extremely deserving of their titles.”

 Judge and host of SuperValu SuperStars, Pamela Ballantine, said: “Once again I am thrilled to be part of SuperValu SuperStars, an initiative which rewards local heroes for making contributions to communities right across Northern Ireland. It is inspiring to hear the stories of unsung heroes and the incredible work being done by children and adults that might otherwise have gone unrewarded. I look forward to meeting all of our finalists on November 21 in the Titanic Hotel, where they will be recognised for their achievements.”

SuperValu SuperStars media partners are The Sun and U105.  The initiative is sponsored by Action Cancer, Balkan Holidays, Denny, Dove, Kinder Ice Cream, Philadelphia and RiverRock.

For further information and a full shortlist, visit www.supervalu.co.uk.

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