Winners of Bridlington's Extraordinary People Awards are revealed

Incredible bravery, kindness, generosity and hard work were recognised at Bridlington's annual ceremony for the area's community heroes.

Monday, 25th November 2019, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 25th November 2019, 2:01 pm
Extraordinary People Awards' winners and runners up.

Promenades Shopping Centre's Extraordinary People Awards, held at The Spa on Friday night, celebrated some of the town's most amazing individuals and initiatives.

Among the winners was courageous five-year-old Ronnie Kemp-Duke, who was presented with the Spirit of Youth award. Diagnosed with rare cancer neuroblastoma last year, the little boy has had to undergo radiotherapy and be admitted to intensive care. While battling the condition, brave Ronnie still managed to make all the nurses laugh and has kept positive throughout.

Charity Fundraiser was given to macular degeneration-sufferer Sandra Orlando, who has been raising awareness of the disease which is making her go blind and has collected over £7,000 to help find a cure.

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Maggie Field-Masters was named Volunteer of the Year for the hours she gives to the Salvation Army, working tirelessly to help people struggling with homelessness and poverty.

Coastal Hero was Grant Walkington for his work as volunteer coxswain for RNLI Bridlington, while much-loved entertainer Douglas Papworth was named Community Local Hero for his huge contribution to Bridlington.

The Shaping the Future award was presented to the 6th Bridlington Scouts leaders, who provide engaging and educational activities for youngsters, while Business of the Year was The Yorkshire Belle Pleasure Boat - an iconic piece of Bridlington history.

Carol Hall was named Carer of the Year for her dedication to not only looking after her husband, who was left paralysed in half of his body following a stroke, but also providing for her family. And Teacher of the Year was Leah Gosling, from Bempton Primary School, who helped a girl bullied at her previous school to build enough confidence to not only make friends but sing a solo on stage.