Community News

The return of Hearts and Stars

Some of the winners from Hearts and Stars award ceremony in February 2012.

The Hearts and Stars awards evening which celebrates some of the important contributions made by volunteers and “hidden heroes” in Knowle West is returning this summer.

The once popular ceremony held for a number of years at Filwood Community Centre is being brought back on 9 June at the end of Volunteers’ Week.

Chair of Community in Partnership Denise Britt says: “It’s been a number of years since Hearts and Stars was held in Knowle West and and we felt it time to celebrate some of the contributions made by volunteers in organisations, and hidden heroes who give their time in our community – often unnoticed…”

There’s still time to vote – with boxes placed around the community.

Awards will include:

Rising star – Young Person
Shining star – Older Person
Voluntary Group
Serving in Churches
People’s Choice
Volunteer Coordinator

Community groups and organisations as well as schools and churches across the area are being invited to attend the ceremony to help celebrate “the often unsung work” of local volunteers.

The evening will take place at Filwood Community Centre in Barnstaple Road at 7pm and tickets include a welcome drink, two course meal and a disco. Tickets are available from Filwood Community Centre or by calling 0117 914 9216 or emailing