Ely dad Karl is an unsung hero

Karl Yellop has been nominated for an unsung hero award

Karl Yellop has been nominated for an unsung hero award - Credit: Archant

An Ely dad has been chosen as an unsung hero in a national competition celebrating people whose hard work goes unrecognised.

Karl Yellop was nominated by his wife Emily and will be show cased in a series of social media adverts with a chance to win himself the prize of a pop up party at five secret locations in the summer.

Karl was picked as a British hero for his voluntary work from more than 100 nominations.

Emily said; “Karl gave up a good job at Cambridge University to look after our adopted son with special needs, and he is our local volunteer Scout leader.

“Since re-starting work, albeit self-employed, his business has won Best Business in The Community at the East Cambridgeshire Business awards for his tireless giving of time and funds to the surrounding community.”


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Head of markets at the competition organisers, Pork Farms, Kim Burgess, said: “We are thrilled to announce our top 25 after receiving some truly humbling and well-deserved nominations from all across the UK.

“We’ve had all kinds of nominations from proud family and friends.

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“We are now one step closer to finding our winners who will receive a surprise party completely on us.”

The five winning parties will be visited in their local area as part of a week long tour around the UK from July 4 to 8.

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