Louis searching for Ballymena’s unsung heroes

Former X-Factor judge Louis Walsh will join the panel of judges to find the winner of the 2015 Spirit of Northern Ireland with Specsavers Award.'Picture by Colm O'Reilly  (Submitted picture)
Former X-Factor judge Louis Walsh will join the panel of judges to find the winner of the 2015 Spirit of Northern Ireland with Specsavers Award.'Picture by Colm O'Reilly (Submitted picture)

Former X-Factor judge Louis Walsh will join the panel of judges to find the winner of the 2015 Spirit of Northern Ireland with Specsavers Award.

The unique Northern Ireland-wide search will give recognition to those whose good deeds have previously gone mostly unnoticed - ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things to help others and people whose uplifting stories of selfless acts will touch the hearts of all who read them.

There are four awards in total and the deadline for nominations is Friday, May 1.

Speaking of his involvement, Louis said: “I encourage people to nominate anyone who goes the extra mile or does extraordinary things which make a difference to others.

“I’m excited to see this year’s nominations and look forward to meeting all of the finalists on June 12.”

Those who submit nominations will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 eyecare voucher and one lucky winner will also receive a VIP experience at the awards including an overnight stay at the Culloden Hotel.

Email your nomination explaining in 50-100 words why you think this person is worthy of a Spirit of Northern Ireland Award to spiritofniawards@sundaylife.co.uk<mailto:spiritofniawards@sundaylife.co.uk> or fill in a form available at your local Specsavers store.