Digital Hero for Heeley? Vote now!

Posted on October 20, 2010 by


Maxine (centre) at the Heeley Online Centre

Maxine Bowler, Heeley Online Centre Manager, has been shortlisted for a TalkTalk Digital Hero Award in recognition of the fantastic work she has been doing over the last couple of years to tackle digital exclusion both locally and regionally

The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, in conjunction with Citizens Online, are the only awards of their kind in the UK to celebrate outstanding people who are using digital technology to bring about positive social change. 

After calling for entries over the last six weeks, TalkTalk have shortlisted the three most deserving candidates from each of the UK’s twelve main regions and are opening up the final vote to the public via their website.  The individuals with the most votes from each of the twelve regions will be honoured at a ceremony at the House of Lords presided over by UK Digital Champion and dotcom entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox on December 6th.  

Eleven of the Digital Heroes winners will win £5,000 to put towards enhancing their digital project. One overall winner, determined by Martha and her expert panel, will receive a grand prize of £10,000. All 12 winners get free broadband from TalkTalk for 18 months.

Maxine has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire and Humberside award.

Maxines work has supported hundreds of people to take their first steps online at the Heeley Online Centre and she engaged over four thousand people across the region in 2009 as the OFCOM Older Peoples Digital Champion for Yorkshire and Humberside.

Please show your support for Maxine and the Heeley Online Centre by voting for her to be the Digital Hero for our region.

You can vote by clicking on this link >