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Nominate heroes for awards night

Posted onPosted on 15th May

Nominations are wanted for inspirational people to receive awards at a major fundraising event.

The Jack Sanders Awards night on 7th September at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme, will raise funds for Jack Sanders, who has an inoperable brain tumour.

Pride Of The Isle — a registered no-salary charity that helps children with disabilities, makes wishes come true and supports children and adults that have short lives — has organised the awards night to raise funds for Jack.

The 34-year-old Mansfield man was first diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012, when his daughter, Ellie, was just four.

He has since undergone major surgery twice and was recently told that his tumour is active again and no longer operable.

Jack’s mum, Sandra Marshall, has been working hard to raise funds to pay for life-lengthening treatments — such as immunotherapy, vaccines and dendtritic cell therapy — involving travel abroad.

Sandra, of Mansfield, said: “This treatment is not available on the NHS and is very expensive, but we are determined to give him the best possible chance and the best possible treatment to enable him to see his beautiful daughter grow up.”

The awards night will see inspirational people nominated by the public receive recognition for being an unsung hero.

There are four categories — male, female, child and most inspirational.

A spokesman said: “Your hero could be a family member, friend or someone you have read about.

“They could be inspirational, selfless, gone above and beyond to help someone, or be fighting a great battle.”

For information on how to buy tickets and nominate someone for an award, email

The black-tie event will include a hot and cold buffet, live entertainment from Faye Horn, Lavida and Wes Dolan, and a silent auction on the night from Full Event Management.