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Community Champion Awards

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Preparations are under way for the fifth North Lincolnshire Community Champion Awards to be held at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on Thursday 24 November 2016.  

Nominations have now closed and the judging has taken place. Over 130 nominations were received and these have been shortlisted down to 49 across the 22 awards. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and below are those who have been shortlisted: 

Volunteer Category

  • Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph) – Adam Coggon and Dominic Ellis

  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) – Andrew Beech and Ian Field

  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) – Jean Neal and Jean Spiteri

Achievement Category 

  • Anti-bullying Champion (sponsored by Kapil Care) – Holme Valley Singing Buddy Mentors and Winterton Community Academy Peer Mediators

  • Personal Courage (sponsored by Clugston Construction) – Richard Cowling and Jake Raspin

  • Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe United Football Club) – Steve Clark and Christine Ellis

  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year  (sponsored by North Lindsey College) – Natasha Eardley and Gemma Richardson

  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by The Baths Hall) – Nicole Broadbent, Sophia Elexis and Harry Griffiths

  • Adult Arts Heritage of the Year (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board) – Peter Barnard and Yvette Butler

  • Outstanding Achievement Young (sponsored by North Lindsey College) – Kai Barrett, Elliott Spindley and Oliver Spindley

  • Oustanding Achievement Adult (sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury, Roberts and Raby) – Lorna Fillingham and Joanne Sowerby

Community Category

  • Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd) – Joanne Sowerby and Maxine Strong

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods) – Tracey Coyne and Malcolm Fowler

  • Outstanding Contribution to  Learning Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Community Learning) – Helen Baker and Year 6 boys from Wrawby St Mary’s CofE Primary School

  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community (sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue) – Marie Merrison, Tricia Murphy and Sarah Staves

  • Community Contribution to Crime Reduction (sponsored by Humberside Police) – The Blue Door and Maureen Moore

  • Community Project of the Year (sponsored by G.S.Kelsey) – Sean Blackburn and Patricia Fish

  • Community Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Active Humber) – Ealand Academy Dance Group and Scunthorpe Boxing Club

Inspiration Category 

  • Young Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group) – Joshua Clarke and Gracie Mae Dawson

  • Adult Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group) – Marion and David Cooper and Tanya and Neil Hicks

  • Services to School Governance (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council Governor Support Service) – Surja Motin, Peter Raspin, Carl Thompson, Diane Nunns and Stephanie Parkinson

  • Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors) – Cyril Nottingham, Ralph Ross and Alison Tindall

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 24 November at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.    

Pam Ashton who won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 said, "It's important to nominate people for what they have achieved throughout their lives. People don't look for recognition, but it is so nice if they get it. I was shocked when I was nominated and thought I was so undeserving".

Vince Lobely was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community Award. He said, "It is an important way to say thank you to those who give up their time to volunteer.  We don't do it to get thanks, but it is very nice when someone does thank you. It's an extra special thing".

Joshua Whitehorn, the 2014 Young Volunteer of the Year winner, said, "I volunteer at a drama group for adults with learning disabilities who aren't able to do it on their own. So, I come in and help boost their confidence levels and their abilities, and of course have fun with them".

Rihannon Sweeney, the 2014 Anti-bullying Champion Award winner, had an amazing experience at the awards. She said, "The ceremony is amazing, it's great to see so many people that have done such amazing things".

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