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Community Champion Award

Community Champion Awards

Winners announced

The Community Champion Awards held on 27 November at The Baths Hall was a wonderful evening that saw 22 people crowned winners for making a difference in their community and helping others.

There were many worthy nominations made for the 22 awards split into four categories, but there could only be one winner for each. The categories are: Volunteer, Achievement, Community and Inspiration.

The awards recognise people for their dedication to volunteering, overcoming barriers and excelling in sport or the arts. As well as community groups that deserve recognition for their work in the community or individuals that inspire others. 

Well-known radio presenter Blair Jacobs compered the evening and announced the awards. There was plenty of entertainment including North Lincolnshire Youth Swing Band, St Cecilia’s Singers and Lindsey Chamber Orchestra.

The finalists are:

Volunteer category

  • Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Jotun Paints Europe Ltd) - Winner - Joshua Whitehorn - Runner - up Nadina Skinner

  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by ongo) - Winner - Howard Willis  - Runner - up Mansur Kapasi

  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by ongo) - Winner - Doreen Dunn - Runner-up - Rachael Laing

 Achievement category

  • Anti-bullying Champion (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council) - Winner - Rhiannon Sweeney, Runners - up - Megan Taylor and Lewis Whiteley

  • Personal Courage (sponsored by Clugston Construction) - Winner - Lewis Barnes - Runner - up - Lois Leck

  • Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe United FC) - Winner - Anthony Hubbard - Runner -up -Phil Binch 

  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by North Lindsey College) -  Winner - Harry Spavin - Runner -up - Benjamin Conroy

  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by John Leggott College) -  Winner - Rowena Hill - Runner - up- Emily Colebrook

  • Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by The Baths Hall) - Winner - Richard Faulkner - Runner - up Jemma Reeder

  • Outstanding Achievement Young (sponsored by North Lindsey College) - Winner - Ryan Yarrow - Runner - Joe Toplass 

  • Outstanding Achievement Adult (sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury, Roberts and Raby) Winners - Mr and Mrs Mumby - Runners - up - Empathy 

Community category

  • Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph) - Winner - David Martin - Runners - up - Christina Akrill and Christine Fletcher 

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community (sponsored by Safer Neighbourhoods - North Lincolnshire Council) - Winner - Vince Lobley - Runners - up -  Scunthorpe Rape Crisis

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Learning Community (sponsored by Adult Community Learning, North Lincolnshire Council) - Winners - North Lindsey College Student Advocates - Runner - up - Anne Richards

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community (sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue) - Winners - 2222 Squadron Brigg ATC - Runner - up - Rotary Club of Scunthorpe

  • Community Project of the Year (sponsored by GS Kelsey Ltd) - Winner - Rescue Day - Runner - up - Café Independent

  • Community Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Humber Sports Partnership Ltd) - Winners - Scunthorpe Touch Rugby - Runners - up - Trinity Football Club

Inspiration category

  • Young Carer of the Year (sponsored by Kapil Care Homes) - Winner - Mollie Lehec - Runner - up -  Amy Ireland

  • Adult Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group) - Winner - Karen Whitby - Runner - up - Wendy Johnson

  • Services to School Governance (sponsored by Governor Support Services, North Lincolnshire Council) - Winner - Amanda Walker - Runner - up - Chantelle Wynn Jackson

  • FreshStart Award - (sponsored by FreshStart) - Winners - John and Gale Batchelor - Runner - up - Jean Marshall

  • Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors) - Winner - Pamela Ashton - Runner - up - Dr Shambhulingappa

Scunthorpe Telegraph, Kapil Care Homes and Jotun Paints were the main sponsors of the event.

Last updated: 03/12/2014
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