The Pride of Andover Awards 2014, held at The Lights in Andover last night were a great success for the eighth year running.
Hosted by Steve Randall and all awards presented by Esther Rantzen, the night had an extra special star quality to it. Invited guests from local councils, businesses and the press were in attendance to celebrate those in our community that make Andover proud for their bravery and selfless community acts.
A beautiful buffet was laid on by Jane Bernsten of Andover Buffets and entertainment was provided by singer, Chris Bersten.
The winners for 2014 are as follows;
Contribution to Arts
To recognise someone who has been truly inspiring in the world of arts, who has made an impact on the community.
Winner – Louis Sellars
Young Persons Award
To recognize a child or teenager whose has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another or has battled against the odds. To recognize a child or teenager, under the age of 18, who has gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount.
Winner – Rosie Rickards
Highly Commended – Ellie Shrimpton
Good Neighbour Award
To recognize an individual who has improved the lives of those around them in their community.
Winner – John Watts
Highly Commended – Linda Fox
To recognize an individual who has put themselves in danger to help or save the life of another or has battled against the odds.
Winner – Peter Gladwin
Highly Commended – Janet Rolls
To recognize a truly inspiring person, who has worked tireless in their field and has inspired others to take up a challenge.
Winner – Andy Lavery
To recognize someone from the health service or emergency services (nurse, doctor, hospital worker, fire service, police, CPSO, ambulance service) who has gone beyond the remit of their job to make an impact on peoples lives
Winner – The team at the Countess of Brecknock
Highly Commended – The Alan Gardiner Unit
To recognize a truly inspiring teacher in primary or secondary education. Can be a teacher at state or private school.
Winner – Susan Bushell
To recognize a tireless charity fundraiser, who has gone beyond all expectations to raise money for a good cause, however large or small the amount. Open to all over 18.
Winner – Brian Critcher
Highly Commended – Lewis Noble
Heart of Gold Award
To recognize an individual or group who goes out of their way to help others and make a difference to the lives of people in their community.
Winner – Billy Macleod
Highly Commended – Team Anton – Anton Junior School
To recognize a volunteer who has made a real difference, working tirelessly in their community, neighbourhood. charity or club.
Winner – Paul Johnson
Highly Commended – Joe Bingham
Second Highly Commended – Adam Timby
The Spirit of Andover Award – Sponsored by David Mellor Family Jewellers
To recognize an individual whose work in the community and whose achievements have been far-reaching. Someone who has contributed over a number of years to making Andover better. Working for the community either as a volunteer or going above and beyond what is required by their job.
Winner – Denise Timms
Sue Sheppard Award – Sponsored by Stannah
A new award for 2014 to honour the memory of Sue Sheppard who led the Pride of Andover Awards from 2007-2012.
Winner – Malcolm Cambridge
Highly Commended – Jack Harris
Well done to all of the nominees and winners from the team at Andover and Villages!
Thank you to Paul Scicluna for the pictures.