Specsavers in Beeston sponsored the Community Award, presented to Lynda Lally, as part of the I Love Beeston Awards where the town celebrated its community heroes.
About the awards
The Nottingham Post teamed up with Beeston Business Improvement District to host the first-ever I Love Beeston Awards at the Walled Garden, Beeston Fields, on 23 April.
The awards rewards Beeston’s residents for their community contribution and successes among others. The Community Award is one of nine categories, in which there were more than 500 worthy nominations.
The judges had the difficult challenge of narrowing the entries down to 27 potential winners and were overwhelmed by tales of excellent customer service, sports people who had enjoyed success and stories of the town’s young people overcoming adversity.
Local legend Lynda
Lynda won the Community Award for her role as Community Champion at the town’s Tesco Extra store. She has frequently put in extra effort to help a host of community groups and charities in her job, such as helping the local Brownies raise money and sponsoring local causes.
Krishna Parmar, store director for Beeston Specsavers, said: ‘We have the drive and passion to work within the community and it gives me great pleasure to participate in giving this award. We chose this category purely because we are a community store.’