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QPCU 2015 Everyday Heroes Awards Launch

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Say ‘Thanks’ to all those who protect, serve and care for us


Here is a unique opportunity for you to join in and do something positive for the local heroes in your community. From 11.00am until 2.00pm on Monday, 23 March, 2015 outside Myers in the Queen Street Mall, Brisbane you will be able to join in on the QPCU 2015 Everyday Heroes Awards launch.

The QPCU 2015 Everyday Heroes Awards are presented annually as a means of acknowledging all the unsung heroes working in public service in our communities. Because it is you who will choose the recipients through your nominations these Awards give you the chance to say, 'Thank you' for the selfless work of men and women making up Queensland's emergency and health services.

By coming along to the launch you will get to see awards judge, Police Commissioner Ian Stewart, and, you never know, you might get to chat with him about your own local everyday heroes. As an extra, you will have the opportunity to be photographed with some of Queensland's everyday heroes, including local fire and police officers, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital nurses, Ambulance officers and some very cute police puppies in training.

Nominations for the QPCU 2015 Everyday Heroes Awards open on 23 March and close on 1 May, 2015. The finalists will be named on 25 May ahead and the winners announced at a gala awards event on 5 June.

Queensland police officers, nurses, doctors, paramedics, justice workers, corrective service officers, fire and emergency services officers are all eligible to be nominated for an award across these five categories:
Dedication;
Ownership;
Excellence;
Working Together; and
Achievement.

To nominate your eligible public servant visit here and follow the prompts. Winners will receive some well-deserved public recognition as well as a $1,000 prize with a further $1,000 for a charity of their choice.



Didn't Get the Chance to Say Thanks Campaign
While QPCU 2015 Everyday Heroes Awards nominations are restricted to public servants, not all of our local heroes are trained emergency workers. Many are really good people living in our communities and making positive differences to lives without any fuss just because they want to.

So, as an added bonus for this year, to enable all heroes within the broader community to be publically recognised for their selfless work the 'Didn't get the chance to say thanks' Campaign is your opportunity to acknowledge a local hero on social media through the hashtag #thankaqldhero.

At any time during the awards period post a big'Thank You' photo or message at the hashtag for any and all your local heroes.

For more information on this fantastic event in the Queen Street Mall contact Sharon Heaps of Evoke Communications on 0401 654 511 or email her at sharon@evokecommunications.com.au
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Why? The perfect opportunity to say, 'Thank you.' to all our heroes working in our community.
When: From 11.00am until 2.00pm, Monday 23 March, 2015.
Phone: 0401 654 511
Where: Outside Myer, Queen Street, Mall, Brisbane
Cost: FREE
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