Just a few more days and then the polls close. Would you like to vote for your favorite for the title Brabander of the Year? Then do that now!
You still have a few days to cast your vote, because the polls close on Monday, December 4 at 6 p.m. Go to omroepbrabant.nl/brabandervanhetjaar and choose.
Will it be Annemarie, the driving force behind the Weggevenhoek Gilze en Rijen? Or Frans and Thijs, who saved their friend from the water? Or do you choose Jan, who cooks for people who would otherwise eat alone? We list all the nominees.
Annemarie Mols from Rijen
Annemarie is the driving force behind the Weggevenhoek Gilze en Rijen. Here people who have little money can come and get free stuff. From clothing to cutlery and from furniture to towels. She helps more than 300 families.
Ruben Lindenhovius from Eindhoven and Sterre van den Boogaard from Mierlo-Hout
Ruben and Sterre organized and ran Boots on the Ground. This is a grueling walk of no less than 200 kilometers to draw attention and raise money for former soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They walked with a group of students for four days through wind and weather.
Jan Minkels from Den Dungen
No one should feel lonely. That is why Jan regularly invites people who are alone to his own home and cooks a three-course dinner for them for free. And he gives away what is left to people who don’t have much to spend.
Frans Monsieurs and Thijs van Miert from Tilburg
Frans and Thijs are heroes. They didn’t hesitate for a moment when their friend Theo drove his mobility scooter into the water. The mobility scooter sank. But because the men took action quickly, they managed to get their friend safely to dry land.
Leny van Zundert from Etten-Leur
Leny organizes Nu Jij! with her Foundation. pampering days for people with cancer for more than ten years. She hopes that they will forget their worries for a moment. Leny herself has had breast cancer. After her recovery, she was so happy with the new chance she got that she decided to do something for fellow sufferers.
On Christmas Day you will see on Omroep Brabant in a special TV program and online who can call themselves the Brabander of the Year 2023.