The Celebrating Age Awards – Age Friendly Island
The Celebrating Age Awards were held last week (1st October) at Lakeside Park Hotel and Spa. Organised by Age UK and sponsored overall by Wright Estate Agency, the event was held to acknowledge and celebrate those who work together to promote an Age Friendly Island.
Six Isle of Wight businesses sponsored the individual categories for awards:
Age Friendly Entrepreneur sponsored by Wright Estate Agency
Team Award sponsored by Go South Coast.
Age Friendly Volunteer sponsored by Age UK IW.
Arm in Arm Award sponsored by Co-operative stores (Newport & Shanklin)
Challenge of the Year sponsored by WightFibre.
Contribution to Community sponsored by Sainsbury’s.
Age Friendly Impact Award sponsored by Westridge Garage.
Pete Collinge, Sales Director for WightFibre, attended the awards to present the award for Challenge of the Year. He is pictured above with the winner of this category Tina Fraser, who through some difficult and life changing personal circumstances, has still found time to volunteer to make people feel included and welcome.