Grantham is Great nominees were inspirational

Grantham Journal Community Awards 2011 at Belton Woods. 960B
Grantham Journal Community Awards 2011 at Belton Woods. 960B
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HIGH achievers, volunteers, fund-raisers and people who have overcome huge challenges were celebrated at the Grantham is Great Awards presentation, sponsored by Costa Coffee.

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Journal readers voted for winners in nine categories.

They were:

l Sportsperson of the Year (sponsored by Mark Bates Ltd): Winning amateur golfer Nicholas Watson.

l Child Achiever Award (sponsored by Costa): young fund-raiser Noah Turner.

l Youth Achiever Award (sponsored by Grantham College): Daniel Coetsee, who beat leukaemia.

l Senior Achiever Award (sponsored by Ramada Grantham): Rotarian and Civic society stalwart Courtney Finn.

l Best Volunteer Award (sponsored by Enhance Beauty): Cliffedale Chandlers table tennis coach John Mapletoft.

l Best Carer Award (sponsored by Lace Housing Association): Jackie Whatley, who works with adults with learning difficulties.

l Top Teacher Award (sponsored by Moy Park): Cathy Templeman of St Hugh’s Academy.

l Caring Neighbour Award (sponsored by Larkfleet Homes): Kath Gadd, who works at Grantham’s Riverside retirement complex.

l Local Hero Award (sponsored by Downtown): Rotary Swimarathon organiser Roger Graves.

Belton Woods Hotel also chose Daniel Coetsee as the year’s overall achiever.

He wins a stay in one of the hotel’s woodland lodges.

Daniel was chosen for his determination in achieving good GCSE results and raising money for charity while undergoing treatment for leukaemia.

He is now studying hard for his A-levels, whilst continuing to undergo treatment.

Guests at the event enjoyed a fantastic meal produced by staff at De Vere Belton Woods Hotel.

Costa Coffee regional manager Danny Hilliam spoke at the event and played guests a film showing the company’s work to provide schools for communities in Africa.