Unsung community heroes were honoured at last night’s glitzy and emotional Best of Northumberland awards ceremony.
The celebration event took place at Linden Hall, Longhorsley.
Organised by Northeast Press – publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader – as well as Tweeddale Press’s Berwick Advertiser, the annual event is a celebration of bravery, determination, commitment and achievement.
A range of local heroes were honoured in various categories during the ceremony. The principal sponsor for this year’s celebration was Banks Group.
Sporting Achievement, sponsored by Northumbrian Water: Alex Kate Brown (Newbiggin by the Sea).
Community Group, sponsored by Active Northumberland: Real Deal Plus (Ashington).
Community Champion, sponsored by Northumberland County Council: Stewart Allen (Bedlington).
Student of the Year, sponsored by Northumberland College: Isabella Redmayne and Anna Camsell (Morpeth’s King Edward VI High School).
Role Model, sponsored by News Post Leader: Clive Gray (Blyth Tall Ship project).
Volunteer, sponsored by Berwick Advertiser: Knitted with love, Pauline Greaves.
Child of Achievement, sponsored by Active Northumberland: Rachel Alice Hooley (Cramlington).
Fund-raiser, sponsored by ARCH: TT Electronics (Bedlington).
Green Champion, sponsored by Banks Group: Carole Catchpole (Longframlington).
Sports Team, sponsored by Northumbrian Water: Northumberland Girls U13 cricket team.
Matthew Phillips Child of Courage, sponsored by Banks Group: Oliver Shanks (North Broomhill); Paige Tazey (Cramlington); Kaycee Hand (Branxton).
Lifetime Contribution, sponsored by Morpeth Herald: Richard (Tim) Martin and Barbara Martin (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea).
Exceptional Community Award, sponsored by Northumberland Gazette: Northumberland County Council for the Blyth Tall Ships Regatta 2016
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