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Flybe is looking to celebrate a special individual who has made an outstanding contribution to life in Lewis and Harris.


Whether it be an accomplished sports person, a charity stalwart, volunteer, or just a really great neighbour the selected winner will have an aircraft named after them in recognition of their contribution to island life.


The airline’s Community Hero initiative has been launched to mark the company’s new partnership with Eastern Airways.


There are many unsung heroes who, through their time and dedicated service, make outstanding contributions to their community or to the wellbeing of their neighbours.  


Islanders are invite to nominate the exceptional and inspirational individual from Lewis and Harris that they feel is deserving of extra special recognition.


Flybe will honour the winner with having an aircraft named after them.  


One person chosen from those who send in a nomination for the eventual winner will stand to win a pair of return tickets on one of Flybe’s direct routes operated by Eastern Airways from Stornoway.


Nominations for the Stornoway Flybe Community Hero can be made online at until midnight on 4th October.


The winner will be announced the following week.


The nominee must reside on the island they are nominated for.


Flybe’s chief executive, Christine Ourmieres-Widener, said: “Flybe specialises in connecting and engaging with the communities we serve.


“We all know at least one person who goes that extra mile or gives their precious time to help their community or each other - it could be a neighbour, a charity hero, an outstanding volunteer – the list is endless.


“Their selfless energy and commitment often goes unsung which is why Flybe is so looking forward to recognising Lewis’s own wonderfully inspiring person.


“We look forward to receiving lots of nominations and to reading about some amazing individuals.”


Airline searches for Lewis and Harris local community hero

15 Sept 2017