Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Editor's Viewpoint: Vote for real heroes

There are only a few weeks left for you to get in your nominations for the unsung heroes who have helped to create this new, better Northern Ireland. We all know someone who has made a difference to our areas.

Very often these people don't even realise their own value and the contribution that they make to society.

They are never asked to appear on current affairs programmes or write articles in newspapers on burning issues of the day. Yet they perform a more inspiring role just by example. They try to find ways of improving the lot of people around them, not for personal gain but for the benefit of the community. It would be easy for them to give up as public apathy or official bureaucracy stunts their efforts, but they don't and we should be very grateful for that. Now is the time to give these people who make a difference their own place in the sun.

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