Awards night for heroes

THE unsung heroes of our communities are to be recognised for their achievements.

At the fifth Pride of Northumberland Awards next Thursday, 11 individuals and groups will receive an award.

The shortlist is:

Role Model: Nicole Blackburn, 16, Ashington; Sarah Louise Brooks, 19, Lesbury; Laura Gray, 29, Cramlington; Tricia Rescigno, 70, Morpeth.

Safer Community: Bad Apples North East, Ashington; Adeline Keogh, 25, Blyth; Bernadette, 35, Berwick; Eva Nelson, New Delaval.

Community Group: Bailiffgate Volunteers, Alnwick; Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum; Children and Families First, Amble; Alnwick in Bloom Committee.

Community Champion: Michelle Stewart, 47, Pegswood; Jolene Byers, 20, Blyth; Alan Stothart, 56, Widdrington; Jackie Long, 49, Blyth.

Green Champion: Glen Graham, 48, Choppington; The Old Bakehouse Green, Morpeth; Grange View First School, Widdrington Station; Belsay First School.

Good Neighbour Award: Ken Powell, 70, Seghill; Yvonne Pattison, 67, Cramlington; Sue Younger, 45, Cramlington; Julie Taylor, 53, Tweedmouth.

Fund-raiser of the Year: Mark Robertson, 32, Choppington; Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers; Lyn Sturgeon, 42, Ashington; Glenn Middlemas, 55, Stakeford.

Child of Courage: Leonie King, seven, Cramlington, Roman Greenlees, one, Berwick; Logan Coulson, five, Gateshead; Leah Watson, three, Stakeford.

Child of Achievement: Sam Orton, 11; Nathan Blyth, 12, BLyth; Niamh Douglas, 11, Morpeth, Charlotte Stephenson, 18, Cramlington.

Sporting Achievement: Paul Fender, 14, Lynemouth; Lucy Bronze, 21, Alnwick, Barry Jameson, 60; Harry Thompson, 18, Mindrum.

Student of the Year: Ailsa Woods, 41, Chathill; Beth Forsyth, 17, Ponteland; Calum Thompson, 17, Morpeth; Heather and Megan McCoull. 17, Morpeth.