Local Heroes Acknowledged and Appreciated

LocalHeroesOn the evening of the 2nd of July 2015, the Isle of Wight community gathered at Cowes Yacht Haven to celebrate Isle of Wight Radio’s Local Hero Awards, sponsored by ourselves.

The Overall Local Hero Award was given to Firefighter Martin Poynter, who died in March, his friends family and colleagues were all in attendance.

Other awards are as follows:

Asa Singleton Courageous Child Award, sponsored by Wightlink – Chelsea Turner

Fundraiser of the Year Award, sponsored by IFPL – Kya Dorn

Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Earl Mountbatten Hospice – Ruth and Andy Davis

Sporting Achiever of the Year, sponsored by Premier Ford – Jemma Toms

Emergency Service Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Bartletts service station – Jeff Butt

Customer Service Award, sponsored by Watson Bull & Porter – Jill and Julian Page from the Eastmount Hotel, Shanklin

Best Neighbour of the Year Award, sponsored by Island Lettings – Brian Maskell

Inspirational Young Person Award, sponsored by HTP Training – Jake Harding

Make a Difference in the Community Award, sponsored by Isle of Wight Beacon Magazine – Carol Court

Tourism Ambassador Award, sponsored by Hovertravel – Angie Bryant

Overall Local Hero Award, sponsored by Wightfibre – Martin Poynter

If you would to see all of the photos from the night, Isle of Wight Radio have a fantastic album on their Facebook page. Thank you to everyone involved, this was a truly brilliant and inspiring event.

Did you attend Local Hero awards? Please share your photos either on Twitter on via our Facebook page.