A group of Scarborough residents have been honoured for their contribution in helping get a community project of the ground.
Gallows Close Centre in Scarborough hosted its 2016 Shine Awards recently to celebrate the achievement and wonderful work done in partnership with community and environmental charity Groundwork.
The event was hosted by Paddy Billington and was attended by Cllr Tom Fox Mayor of the borough Scarborough, and Mayoress, Mrs Ros Fox.
Groundwork’s Kimmie Avison, who is based at the centre, said: “The residents have worked hard in recent years to make Gallows Close a vibrant, safe and caring place to live. These awards recognise the determination of just some of those amazing individuals. Our thanks go to all of them, and to the award sponsors who have made tonight’s event possible.”
One of those sponsors was Sanctuary Housing who Groundwork and Gallows Close Centre have worked with for a number of years. Sanctuary Housing sponsored the Charity Fundraiser award, which was scooped by Mick Ingle in recognition of his work supporting local charities and organisations throughout the year.
The Young Person of the Year award, sponsored by Newby and Scalby Parish Council, was presented to Lucy Faunt who has overcome shyness and grown in confidence to enable her to support other children to reach their potential.
An additional Young Person of the Year award was sponsored by Alderman Sheila Kettlewell and given to eight-year old Alfie Thomas for his bravery. Alfie found his mum unconscious and called the emergency services for an ambulance for her.
Caroline Metcalfe won the Tyro-sponsored Shine Award for volunteering at the centre to support other locals. Despite serious health problems Caroline volunteered over 100 hours of her time last year.
The Sporting Hero award, sponsored by Caddies in Barrowcliff, was won by Anthony Prior. Anthony has established two successful jujitsu groups.
The award for Community Pride sponsored by Barrowcliff Residents Association went to Billy Whitehead, who works hard in all weathers to ensure the estate stays tidy.
The woman behind a multi-sports group for under 18s at Barrowcliff School – Sam Harriman – won the Best Community Project award sponsored by Proudfoot.
Twin sisters Annie and Rosie Kendall were presented with the Spirit of Youth award, sponsored by Big Local, for their tireless efforts to support the children and families who attend the Thursday Play sessions at the centre.
The Caring Hero award, sponsored by Yorkshire Coast Homes, went to Daniel Begg.