Last year it was charity runner Martin Gear, who was named Newmarket’s inaugural Community Champion.
Now the Newmarket Journal and Newmarket Racecourses have once again joined forces together to find the 2013 Community Champion of Newmarket.
The Rowley Mile racecourse is the setting for Dubai Future Champions Day, and this autumn it will be an occasion when the whole of the Newmarket community is celebrated with people of every age and from all walks of life.
The Journal and the racecourse would like to hear from readers about their own
stories of achievement or those of others.
Those accomplishments can be in any field, in schools, in sports, at work, in charity or voluntary work, helping family or friends or a contribution to the community or good citizenship.
And, remember, age is no barrier. Newmarket’s Community Champions are young and old alike.
Last year’s inaugural Community Champion was Newmarket long-distance runner
Martin Gear, a heath man with Jockey Club Estates, who received the award for his efforts in raising many thousands of pounds for a variety of charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The winner will receive either a day with Newmarket Racecourses’ ambassador Rob Huff,the current World Touring Car Champion, or two annual badges to Newmarket Racecourses for 2014.
Amy Starkey, regional director,east, of Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Martin Gear was a most worthy winner of the inaugural award and we look forward to receiving entries for 2013 and to finding out about all the wonderful efforts that people make for their community.”
Journal editor Barry Peters, said: “This initiative will celebrate all that is great about the people of the Newmarket community.”
Nominations can be sent by post or by email. Write to ‘Community Champion 2013’, Newmarket Racecourses, Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket CB8 0TG or email Newmarket.email@example.com