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Community Champion Award

Community Champion Awards

The Community Champion Awards recognise truly inspirational achievements from people in North Lincolnshire communities. All too often, achievements are not highlighted but these awards make sure that people are rewarded for their amazing compassion and hard work.


And the winners are...


  • Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph)  -  winnerBrooke McKenna, runner up - Kian Borg Jackson 
  • Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) - winners - Mike L'Angellier and Jim Cassidy, runners up -  Norman and Virginia Isitt and Mohmad Abd Alwahab
  • Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) - winner Helen Parker, runner up - Jill Milner


  • Anti-bullying Champion (sponsored by Kapil Care) - winners - Bottesford Junior and Burton Stather Primary Buddy Mentor, runner up - Social Media Group - North Lincs Youth Council
  • Personal Courage (sponsored by Clugston Construction) - winner Jack Marshall, runner up - Christopher Humphreys
  • Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Hornsbys Travel) - winner Neil Marley, runner up - Jacqui Saxon
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year  (sponsored by North Lindsey College -  winner - Natasha Eardley, runners up - Sean Hodkin and Luke Oades
  • Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby) - winner Sophia Elexis, runners up - The St Lawrence Academy Cheerleading Team
  • Adult Arts Heritage of the Year (sponsored by The Baths Hall ) - winner - Nicholas Turner, runners upFolk 'Round' Ere and Kim Oakley 
  • Outstanding Achievement Young (sponsored by North Lindsey College) - winner - Faith Singh, runner up - and Sara Towers
  • Outstanding Achievement Adult (sponsored by G S Kelsey Construction) - winner - Dr Pat Frankish, runner up - Sue Maclean 


  • Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd) - winners - Geoff and Val Leeman, runner up - Helen Frost
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods) - winner - Janine Garner, runner up - Eileen Houghton
  • Outstanding Contribution to  Learning Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Community Learning) - winner - Sasha Skinner, runner up - David Falconer
  • Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board) -  winner - Gez Reilly, runners up - Antonino Scatola and Alan Gouldthorpe,
  • Community Contribution to Crime Reduction (sponsored by Humberside Police) - winners - North Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service Referral Order Volunteers, runners up - Queensway Community Group
  • Community Project of the Year (sponsored Mi Living) winners - Scunthorpe Lions Club - Jim Harding, runners up, North Lindsey College Construction Department - (Stuart Barnard , Christopher Longbone and apprentices) 
  • Community Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Active Humber) - winners - Glanford & Scunthorpe Canoe Club, runners up - Outcasts Cricket Club Crowle 


  • Young Carer of the Year (sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents) - winner - Rowan Tierney, runner up - Kaycee Edge
  • Adult Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group) - winner - Barbara Bolton, runner up - Charlotte Clarkson
  • Services to School Governance (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s  Governor Support Service) – winner - Dawn Da Costa  
  • Act of Bravery (sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue) - winner - Phil O'Neil, runner up - Ellie Altoft
  • Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors) - winner - Ella Fields, runner up - and  Gillian Andrew

Cllr John Briggs, Deputy Mayor of North Lincolnshire, said: 

“Now in the sixth year, I still continue to feel extremely proud to be part of such a special event. The Community Champion Awards allow us to say a big thank you to all those people within North Lincolnshire who go above and beyond to make a difference or to achieve great things.

The awards recognise people for their dedication to volunteering, overcoming personal barriers or excelling in the fields of sports or the arts. They are all inspirational in their own right.

Congratulations to all of the winners. They are all worthy winners and should be very proud of themselves".

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Page last updated: 30 January 2018