Unsung heroes who do amazing things have been honoured for their bravery, courage, determination and strength in the Best of Northumberland Awards 2014.
Organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader, alongside Tweeddale Press’s Berwick Advertiser, the awards are a special opportunity to celebrate excellence in our communities and reward groups and individuals in the county that go above and beyond the call of duty.
Awards were given out in 11 different categories, including two for children, at a special presentation evening at Alnwick Garden last week.
See the slideshow above for pictures and the stories below to find out more about each of the winners and those shortlisted for the awards.
Winner – Emma Collingwood, Ashington
Shortlisted – Gordon Webster, Warkworth and George Murray, Wooler
Winner– Silx Teen Bar Youth Project, Blyth
Shortlisted – Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team and The Stephen Carey Fund.
Winner – Rothbury WI
Shortlisted – Seaton Delaval Arts Centre, Bedlington in Bloom and Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project.
Winner – George Murray, Wooler
Shortlisted – Louise Wood, Norham and Brenda Main, Linton Colliery.
Winner – Wooler First School
Shortlisted – The Wild Sheep Company, Alnwick and Eleanor Phillips, Longhoughton.
FUND-RAISER OF THE YEAR
Winner – Becca Allan, Alnwick
Shortlisted – Shirley Sanderson, Bedlington and Hedley Heron, Rothbury.
Winner – Mark Jones, Ashington
Shortlisted – The Aid for Aidan Team and Celia Darling, Seahouses.
CHILDREN OF COURAGE
Winners – Summer Carss, Shilbottle, Aidan Jackowiak Smith, Shilbottle and Harry Wintrip, Amble.
CHILD OF ACHIEVEMENT
Winner – Kaitlyn Soden, Ellington
Shortlisted – Kiera Sheba, Cramlington and Adam Carnaffin, Hadston
Winners – Harry Thompson, Cornhill and Frederick Mackenzie, Wansbeck
Shortlisted – Sam Courty
JUDGES SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Winner – Aid for Aidan