Awards celebrate unsung heroes of Skegness

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.
Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.
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The contribution of unsung community heroes along the Skegness coast has been celebrated with a special awards ceremony.

The Coastal Community Awards were held at the resort’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Friday evening.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

The awards, organised by the venue and local radio station Coastal Sound, asked for readers of the Skegness Standard to put forward nominees.

Once these had been collated, judges then had the hard task of selecting the winners - and in some cases they couldn’t be split.

Russell Sparkes, of Grosvenor House Hotel, said: “The awards were extremely successful and well supported, with over 120 people present.

“Each of the final three nominees were selected from over 420 nominated entries, with the final winners being chosen via a panel of judges from the sponsors.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

“The evening was extremely successful.

“There were superb acts such as Chris Nott, from Stars in Your Eyes, as David Essex, the new forces sweetheart Kirsten Orsborn and local band Blues Boy Kings, hosted by Chris Tucker from Coast Sound Radio.”

Among the winners was Pat Brown, who collected the Coastal Community Champion Award for her dedication over many years to the Carnival Queens, Princesses and Rosebuds of Skegness.

“Pat has looked after the girls year after year and receives little recognition for all her hard work in ensuring the girls attend and support numerous charity and social events throughout the year and, of course, the main Carnival in Skegness,” said Russell.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

And the winners are...

Young Community Fundraiser of the Year

Joint winners, Courtney Blair, Winthorpe and Isabelle Clark, Skegness; runner-up, Dominic Forman, Skegness

Community Fundraiser of the Year

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Winner, LIVES

Young Volunteer of the Year

Winner, Dominci Forman, Skegness; runners-up, Courtney Blair, Winthorpe, Isabelle Clark, Skegness.

Volunteer of the Year

Winner, Pam Haynes, Skegness

Community Team Award

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Joint winners, Steve Andrews, Hildred Shopping Centre and Gary Starr, Neverland Theatre

Sports Volunteer Award

Winners, Paul & Marcia Smith, East Coast Juniors; runners-up, Kim Baker, Charnwood, Ingoldmills and Kareem Ibrahim, Skegness

Coastal Community Champion 2017, Pat Brown

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare. Receiving an award for LIVES are L-R Kirsty Raywood and Amy Rose.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare. Receiving an award for LIVES are L-R Kirsty Raywood and Amy Rose.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.

Community Awards at Grosvenor Hotel, Skegness. Awards presented by Mayor of Skegness Dick Edginton and Steve O'Dare.