Do you know someone the borough can be proud of?

This week is the last chance to nominate a ‘person to be proud of’ from your local community.

Is there somebody in and around the Newtownabbey area that goes that extra mile to care for a friend or is there a neighbour that got up early during the snowy weather to clear the road for everyone? If so, nominate them now by emailing or writing to us at Person to be Proud of competition, Newtownabbey Times, 8 Dunluce Street, Larne, BT40 1JG.

Local natural gas supplier, firmus energy, is supporting the competition. The company has recently connected its 50,000th customer in Northern Ireland to the lower-cost, convenient fuel. firmus energy prides itself on its excellent customer service record. With 90 team members in its Antrim headquarters, all employees are trained to the highest standards and the organisation prides itself on providing excellent service to its customers.

Michael Scott, general manager for firmus energy, commented: “Our employees work together very well to help each other, much like people living alongside each other in a community. We know that some go well beyond what is expected of them and in firmus energy, we recognise this.

“We are delighted to support this competition, acknowledging the unsung heroes across Northern Ireland for whom helping others is a way of life. This competition aims to recognise just some of those individuals and highlight how their selfless actions benefit other local people.

“Time is running out to nominate a ‘person to be proud of’ so submit your suggestion today – you never know, you could make your person to be proud of’s day!”

The competition closes at 5pm on Monday, March 18.