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The search for our Christmas Star 2016 continues and we can now reveal our final 5 nominees!

The person with the most votes will be transformed into our Christmas Star and get to officially light up the centre at our Christmas light switch on event on Thursday 10 November! Check out the information below on why our final five were nominated and make sure you submit your vote via the form at the bottom of this page. Voting closes on Friday 28 October so get those votes rolling in! Good luck to the nominees and thank you to everyone who nominated their heroes.

Bella-Rose Stanwix


Bella-Rose is a 4 year old from Hemel Hempstead who was just beaten cancer for the second time and is currently recovering from a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her family are hoping she will return home in the coming weeks, where she hopes to go back to school to see all her friends. Bella-Rose’s mum has also ran the London Marathon to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Bella-Rose is described as an amazing, brave and inspiring little girl.She was nominated by a family friend, Amanda.

Elizabeth Timmons

Elizabeth Timmons

Although Elizabeth is past retirement age, she tirelessly volunteers and fundraises for Peace Hospice Care amongst other charities. She volunteers every Tuesday in the Inpatient Unit at the hospice, serving tea and comfort to both patients and their families. As a young girl, Elizabeth was also a midwife at Watford General Hospital for many years and has brought hundreds of local Watford babies into the world – she is even still in touch with many of these families today!

Elizabeth is described as a remarkable lady and a stalwart support for many people throughout her life. She was nominated by a colleague, Jan.

Megan McLaughlin

Megan McLaughlin

Megan, 8, was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before birth. Her parents were told that she would be unable to use her legs and would be confined to a wheelchair. Despite her disabilities, Megan is always willing to try new things with a smile on her face. She can propel her own wheelchair and is now working on her strength for walking, aided by specialist leg braces. Megan has been busy trying out various sports and participating with Paralympic athletes recently - she is even now part of a wheelchair racing team!

Megan is described as a lovely, caring and funny girl who is a true inspiration to all.She was nominated by a family friend, Steven.

Janita Morrell

Janita Morrell

Despite being in her 70s, Janita has volunteered at Herts Inclusive theatre for over 8 years. Herts Inclusive Theatre offers children and adults with learning and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in drama, dance and music in an inclusive and safe environment. Janita doesn’t let her own health problems get in the way of her volunteering work – which includes teaching, coaching drama, fundraising and even helping out in the office when needed.

Janita is described as being a rock for many of the children who attend sessions – she is steadfast and committed to helping others.She was nominated by a colleague, Victoria

Chloe Sweeney

Chloe Sweeney

Chloe is a 6 year old who was diagnosed with childhood cancer – Ewing’s Sarcoma – a year ago at the age of 5. She has spent the last year having chemotherapy, surgery and radiation at Great Ormond Street Hospital away from her friends. Chloe’s favourite place before her diagnosis was the swimming pool, which she has been unable to return to since due to a Hickman Line in her chest which is used for her chemotherapy.

Chloe’s mum describes her as being very brave and deserving of a treat.She was nominated by her mum, Siobhan.

So, who gets your vote? Chose your winner and complete the form below to submit your vote. Our Christmas Star 2016 will receive a £500 intu Gift Card and treated as a VIP for the night on Thursday 10 November, where they'll be pressing the red button to officially turn our Christmas lights on! We will of course be inviting all of the final five down on the night to enjoy a VIP experience too.

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Special Terms and Conditions
1. The nomination stage opens on Monday 19 September 2016 at 8am and closes on 2 October 2016 at 11:59pm
2. All nominations will then go to a panel who will chose their top 5 shortlisted entries
3. The shortlisted entries will then go to a public vote on Monday 10 October 2016. Voting closes on Friday 28 October at 11:59pm
4. Votes can be given online at www.intu.co.uk/watford or in person by voting at intu Watford at the customer service desk
5. The winner must be available to attend our light swtich on event which is taking place on Thursday 10 November 2016
6. Only one vote per email address will be counted. Multiple votes will not apply.


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