Last week, a panel of judges made up of sponsors, shortlisted the nominations for the 2019 Community Champion Awards, which we can now reveal.
A fantastic 135 nominations were received and they were shortlisted down to 50 individuals and groups across the 23 awards.
The nominees are:
- Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Britcon UK Ltd) – Ethan Borg-Jackson and Olivia Dalton-Goldspink
- Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) – Jake Stockwell and Calvin Taylor Lee
- Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo) – Wendy Bainbridge and Jean Boardman
- Anti-bullying Champion (sponsored by Kapil Care) – The Baking Bandits and Charlotte Ogg
- Personal Courage (sponsored by Clugston Construction) – Savannah Geddes and Tamara Powell
- Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Hornsbys Travel) – Luke Fisher and Shawnie Lovatt
- Young Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by S Smith & Co Accountants) -Jessica Keeton and Archie Yeo
- Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by BRR Law) – Neve Johns and Street Beat Elite
- Adult Arts Heritage of the Year (sponsored by The Baths Hall ) – Cameron Lings and We Do It In The Dark
- Outstanding Achievement Young (sponsored by North Lindsey College) – James Coggrave and Forbulous (Lifestyle Team 2019)
- Outstanding Achievement Adult (sponsored by Road Traffic Solutions) – Christine & Jeanette Milne and Audry Jenson and Lorna Fillingham
- Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd) – Pam and Richard Beeforth, Jayne Eaton and Linda Hoeft
- Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community (National Online Safety Ltd) – Martin Steedman, Christina Williamson and The Child Exploitation Intervention Team
- Outstanding Contribution to Learning Community (sponsored by John Leggott College) – Emma Buttrick, Alan Smith and The Pastoral Team at Scunthorpe Church of England Primary School
- Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community (sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph) – Rachel Woodlife and Core Kids Core Youth
- Community Contribution to Crime Reduction (sponsored by Humberside Police) – Immersive Summer Arts Project and PCSO Tara Empingham
- Community Project of the Year (GS Kelsey Construction) – Rev Kath Darby and Youth Engineering Scunthorpe
- Community Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Active Humber) – Barton & Districts Athletics Club and Bottesford Town DS Active
- Outstanding Contribution to Tourism (sponsored by Know Media) – Dale Smith and Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society
- Young Carer of the Year (sponsored by Paul Fox Estate Agents) – Amber Coggon, Jason Lewis and Kayleigh Watson
- Adult Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group) – Asia Khanom and Nic Rae
- Act of Bravery (sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue) – Kieran Lawlor and Richard Short
- Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors) – Keith Robinson, Ann Smith and Lillian Kay Traviss.
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 28 November at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe.
Cllr John Briggs, chair of the Community Champion Awards Committee, said:
“Once again I am overwhelmed by the nominations received for the Community Champion Awards. It is truly inspiring to read the nominations because each and every one of them has achieved great things.
“When it comes to judging the nominations, it is never an easy task because in my eyes they are all worthy winners and should be very proud of themselves.
“Thank you to all of the sponsors for taking part in the judging and helping shortlist the nominees. And also the committee for their fantastic work throughout the year.
“Congratulations to all the nominees and those who have been shortlisted. It is going to be a brilliant awards ceremony and I can’t wait to see everyone. It really highlights what a fantastic place North Lincolnshire is and the community spirit it has.”