Drum roll, please! We can now reveal the winners in the 2015 Grantham is Great Awards.
Shortlisted finalists in this year’s awards gathered this evening at St Wulfram’s Church to find out whether they were winners in the Journal’s annual community awards.
It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all, and although not every finalist could win a trophy, they and every other individual and organisation nominated are winners in our eyes.
Here are your 2015 community heroes.
** Service to Sport Award
Winner: Darren Bicknell
Runners-up: Bill Berridge and Abigail Staff
** Child Achiever Award
Winners: Poppy Little-Jones, Chelsey Darby, Ben Leonard, Steven Carter and Holly Needham.
** Youth Achiever Award
Winners: William Hawkes and Hayley Milne
** Super Senior Award
Winners: Richard and Eileen Kelham
Runners-up: Trevor Leeson and David and Ursula Brown
** Community Hero Award
Winners: Tom and Janet Baker
Runners-up: Katie Bennington, Rosemary and Francis Haw, and Sharon Evans
** Community Project of the Year
Winner: Grantham Rivercare
Runners-up: Newton the Easter Bunny and his gang, Grantham Lynx Swimming Club and Grantham Passage
** Emergency Services Award
Winners: Kiki Steel and Tim Nuttall
Runner-up: Ben Selby
** Compassion in Care Award
Winner: Carl Copus
Runners-up: Grantham Hospital staff
** Best School Star
Winner: Graham Burks
Runners-up Ken Shelbourn and Karen Burrows
** Service with a Smile Award
Winner: Kevin Young
Runners-up: Nicola Meadows, Raven Harmon and Debbie O’Keefe
** Local Hero Award
Winner: Ian Selby
Runners-up: Irvin Metcalf and Grantham Disabled Children Society
Don’t miss full coverage in Friday’s Journal