Young and old inspire in awards

Lewis Denny
Lewis Denny

Community stars have been shortlisted for awards which recognise their outstanding contribution to the area.

The Newcastle Building Society Cornerstone of the Community Awards highlight the hard work and dedication of individuals and groups in the Alnwick area.

HRH The Prince of Wales in Warkworth meets WRVS volunteers and Diamond Champion nominees: Neil Telfer and Helen Edes (from Rothbury).

HRH The Prince of Wales in Warkworth meets WRVS volunteers and Diamond Champion nominees: Neil Telfer and Helen Edes (from Rothbury).

And now a shortlist of nominees has been drawn up, with all being invited to an awards presentation.

There are four categories for which nominations were sought with at least three shortlisted.

The People’s Choice Award recognises someone that has shown pride in and support of their community. Those shortlisted are: Helen Edes for her work in Rothbury; Susan Jane Stratton for her work with HospiceCare North Northumberland; Alison Sharpe for her work with Acklington Hall and Doreen Coleman who has helped with Alnwick International Music Festival for many years.

The Young Person Award was open to children aged eight to 18 who have inspired their friends,family or community. Those shortlisted are: Joshua Milburn, 13, for his work with Lionheart Radio; Lewis Denny who is a charity ambassador, volunteers for Lionheart Radio and raising money for various funds and Ross Moore (Danny Sinton, Gareth Davies) who rescued a pensioner from a freezing cold stream at Belford on New Year’s Eve.

The Business Award is for those that have made a positive contribution to the community. Shortlisted are: Hope Lodge/TCE for its work with Alnwick Theatre Club; Brambles Childcare Centre at Amble and Local Living.

And finally the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation Team Award is for any group or team which has made a difference to their area. Shortlisted are: Ian McRae and the Gallery Youth Project in Alnwick; Lionheart Radio in Alnwick; Alexa’s Animals and HospiceCare North Northumberland.

All those shortlisted, their guests and local VIPs will attend a ceremony on November 14 at the White Swan Hotel where the winners will be announced.