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Gaming centre duo nominated for unsung heroes award
2:50pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A COUPLE who run a computer gaming centre have been nominated for a Pride of Essex Award.
Spencer and Kay Stamp, who have owned Fuse in High Street, Dovercourt, have been put forward for the Unsung Hero award.
They have regularly supported charities, including Help for Heroes and the Crusaders, since they took over the store a year ago.
The couple were nominated by Kimberley Boone.
She said: “I moved to the area 18 months and didn’t have any friends and when I went into the gaming shop they were wonderful.
“They gave me so much information about the area.
“They could easily just rent the games and DVDs but they put on all these games nights which are fantastic.
“They are always doing bits and bobs for other people and constantly go above and beyond.”
Miss Boone set up a Facebook paget to support Spencer and Kay, but had to keep it secret.
She said: “It was so hard. I nearly crumbled a couple of weeks ago when Kay was feeling a bit down because it would have cheered her up, but I am glad that I kept my mouth shut.”
Spencer could hardly believe it when he was given the news.
He said: “I am a bit taken aback. It is amazing someone has done this for us.
“We both feel humbled and astounded people would vote for us.
“We aim to get children to come in and play together rather than being out on the streets, and we aim to support charities.
“We recently sponsored a large drug awareness campaign at the Harwich and Dovercourt High School.
Spencer and Kay thanked everyone who voted for them.
They will find out if they have won at the awards ceremony at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on December 3.
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