Ely dad Karl is an unsung hero
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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.”
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.