The winners of the Pride of South Holland Awards 2016 have been announced.
Hundreds turned out this afternoon (Sat) to see the district’s unsung heroes honoured at a ceremony at Spalding’s South Holland Centre, hosted by Jan Whitbourn and Chris Carter of Tulip Radio.
Special guest, soapstar Andy Whyment – who plays Kirk Surtherland in Coronation Street – handed out the awards and certificates to commended and highly commended nominees as well as the winners.
This is the second year the Pride of South Holland Awards have been organised by Tulip Radio and the Spalding and South Holland Voice and sponsored by local businesses and district councillors.
With more than 90 nominations, judges had a difficult job narrowing the field and choosing the winners in the eight categories, with all saying that everyone who was nominated was worthy of an award for the work they do for their communities in so many different ways.
The winners were:
Caring Neighbour– sponsored by Coun Harry Drury
1st- Sue Griggs
2nd- Christine Crane
3rd- Wendy Morris
Service With a Smile – sponsored by EMG
1st – Sharon Brinkman
2nd-Chris Craig and Lynda Maggs
3rd- Tracy Hammond
Young Achiever of the Year – sponsored by Molsoms Optometrist
1st – Liberty Studd
2nd- Evie Ireland
3rd – Luke Elliot
Senior Citizen – sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors
1st – Brenda Wickham
2nd- Jack Turner
3rd – Rosalind Lukins
Charity Worker – sponsored by Hughes Electrical
1st- Harold Payne
2nd- Vanessa Browning
3rd – Gunita Sele
Community Hero – sponsored by Coun Angela Newton
1st- Brenda Wickham
3rd- Zeph Churchill
Volunteer of the Year – sponsored by Majestic Bingo
1st- Ross Dean
2nd- Jack Wakefield
3rd- Chris Leggett
Special Achievement – sponsored by Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens
1st- Bryan Robinson
2nd- Margaret Wright
3rd- Angela Newton
Pictures and a full report from the awards ceremony will appear in the Spalding Voice on June 23.