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Community Champion Award

Community Champion Awards

The fifth North Lincolnshire Community Champion Awards were held at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on Thursday 24 November 2016.  

Over 130 nominations were received for the awards and our congratulations go to our deserved winners and everyone who was nominated!

Volunteer category

Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe Telegraph)

  • Winner: Adam Coggon

  • Runner-up: Dominic Ellis

Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo)

  • Winner: Andrew Beech

  • Runner-up: Ian Fields

Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo)

  • Winner: Jean Spiteri

  • Runner-up: Jean Neall 

Achievement category

Anti-bullying Champion (sponsored by Kapil Care)

  • Winner: Winterton Community Academy Peer Mediators

  • Runner-up: Holme Valley Singing Buddy Mentors

Personal Courage (sponsored by Clugston Construction)

  • Winner: Richard Cowling

  • Runner-up: Jake Raspin

Sports Achiever of the Year (sponsored by Scunthorpe United Football Club)

  • Winner: Steve Clark

  • Runner-up: Christine Ellis

Young Sports Achiever of the Year  (sponsored by North Lindsey College)

  • Winner: Gemma Richardson

  • Runner-up: Natasha Eardley

Young Arts Heritage Achiever of the Year (sponsored by The Baths Hall)

  • Winner: Harry Griffiths

  • Runner-up: Nicole Broadbent

  • Runner-up: Sophia Elexis

Adult Arts Heritage of the Year (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board)

  • Winner: Yvette Butler

  • Runner-up: Peter Barnard

Outstanding Achievement Young (sponsored by North Lindsey College)

  • Winner: Kai Barrett

  • Runner-up: Elliott Spindley

  • Runner-up: Oliver Spindley

Outstanding Achievement Adult (sponsored by Quality Solicitors Bradbury, Roberts and Raby)

  • Winner: Joanne Sowerby

  • Runner-up: Lorna Fillingham

Community category

Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd)

  • Winner: Maxine Strong

  • Runner-up: Joanne Sowerby 

Outstanding Contribution to a Safer Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods)

  • Winner: Tracey Coyne

  • Runner-up: Malcolm Fowler

Outstanding Contribution to  Learning Community (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council’s Adult Community Learning)

  • Winner: Year 6 boys from Wrawby St Mary’s CofE Primary School

  • Runner-up: Helen Baker

Outstanding Contribution to a Stronger Community (sponsored by Humberside Fire and Rescue)

  • Winner: Tricia Murphy

  • Runner-up: Sarah Staves

  • Runner-up: Marie Merrison

Community Contribution to Crime Reduction (sponsored by Humberside Police)

  • Winner: Maureen Moore

  • Runner-up: The Blue Door

Community Project of the Year (sponsored by G.S.Kelsey)

  • Winner: Patricia Fish

  • Runner-up: Sean Blackburn

Community Sports Team of the Year (sponsored by Active Humber)

  • Winner: Scunthorpe Boxing Club

  • Runner-up: Ealand Academy Dance Group

Inspiration category 

Young Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group)

  • Winner: Joshua Clarke

  • Runner-up: Gracie Mae Dawson

Adult Carer of the Year (sponsored by Marjara Care Group)

  • Winners: Marion and David Cooper

  • Runners-up:Tanya and Neil Hicks

Act of Bravery Award (new for 2016, presented by Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Trevor Foster)

  • Winners: Carl Thompson, Diane Nunns and Stephanie Parkinson  

Services to School Governance (sponsored by North Lincolnshire Council Governor Support Service)

  • Winner: Peter Raspin

  • Runner-up: Surja Motin

Lifetime Achievement (sponsored by Pepperells Solicitors)

  • Winner: Alison Tindall

  • Runners-up: Ralph Ross and Cyril Nottingham

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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