Tears and smiles at Big Thank You awards
A trio of brave youngsters stole the show at the Borough’s Big Thank You Awards, sharing the stage to pick up a joint honour.
Angel Sutton, Georgie Craig and Jake Newlove all took home the Courage Over Adversity award tonight, after the judging panel said it was “impossible” to separate them.
But it was YMCA volunteer Jake, a 12-year-old with Nephrotic Syndrome, who won The Scarborough News award.
Little Angel also received another honour, picking the Max Payne award, named after the legendary Scarborough snapper.
Elsewhere there were tears and smiles as over a dozen awards were handed out at Scarborough’s Spa Complex, at the McCain-sponsored ceremony.
Philanthropist Maureen Robinson was recognised for donating a statue trail to the borough by winning the Borough Pride award.
She was handed the honour by Howard Foster from The University of Hull, which sponsored the award.
The highly-competitive Choices Health Club Volunteer of the Year award was won by Ron Baxter, who beat off competition from over a dozen nominees.
Teenager Vicky Crawforth was the only winner to know before the night that she’d landed an award.
She received Yorkshire Coast Homes’ Young Carer/Helper prize.
One of the borough’s biggest business success stories in recent years is the clothing firm Sik Silk.
And the firm’s founding friends capped off an incredible 12 months by picking up the McClarrons Insurance Young Entrepreneur gong.
Big hearted Natalie and Gareth Davies scooped two awards at the ceremony, winning the YH Training Services Uniformed Group prize for their work with Scarborough Sea Cadets.
They were also picked by current Mayor of the Borough Cllr Pat Marsburg to receive her Mayor’s Award.
Talented singer Alanis Beckitt entertained the crowd at the glitzy ceremony, and the St Augustine’s teenager also won Yorkshire Coast College’s Most Deserving Pupil award.
Another youngster, Conor Skelton, won the Shoreline Suncruisers Arts and Performance award, picking it up from the firm’s founder Jack Stephenson MBE.
Diane Glanvill done Filey proud by winning the Good Deeds prize for going “above and beyond”, bringing the Boyes-backed award back to the town.
And Becky Holder, who has raised a fortune for Martin House, won the A W Joinery Charitable Fundraising award.
See The Scarborough News of Thursday for full coverage of the event.