On 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.