Communities urged to nominate themselves for a helping hand

THE SEARCH IS ON to find the community in the UK that is most in need of a helping hand that will see a lucrative regeneration project commence.

Communities in Moray are being encouraged to submit details of an area or member of their society that deserves a makeover – and makes a real difference to the community.

From renovating a scout hut or a playground to recognising an important unsung hero, the search is on to find a suitable recipient in the ‘Helping Hand’ campaign being promoted by food giants Wall’s Pastry.

One community will be transformed as part of a £5000 regeneration project with nominations from the public being sought. The winning project will see the renovation programme take place over a period of five days by a team of ‘handy helpers’, which will see a real difference made to the local community.

Nominations are now live and can be uploaded online and are to be accompanied by images of the community area that is being put forward.

Michael Holton, brand manager for Wall’s Pastry said: “There are a number of areas within every community that have a strong standing to people of all ages, however are often expensive or difficult to maintain.

“We’re keen to lend a helping hand and discover what areas could really benefit residents and make a real difference to locals by a bit of TLC. It could even be a local hero, someone who makes a difference day in day out that deserves something back.

“We’re keen to hear about a range of different projects, from big to small, a rundown cricket pavilion to a community garden that needs expert care, nominate and you could be in with a chance of seeing our handy helpers helping your community!”

The Helping Hand campaign will also see the winning nominee rewarded with a £500 cash prize for their project being chosen.

Entries close on Monday, July 17 and will be decided by a panel of independent judges.  To nominate a community visit the official website at