Skegness Standard Champions 2016 winners prepare for awards night

Skegness Standard Champions community award winners at Butlins in 2015. ANL-160607-103558001
Skegness Standard Champions community award winners at Butlins in 2015. ANL-160607-103558001
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The spotlight will soon be falling on your 2016 Skegness Standard Champions.

Winners of the competition will be announced tonight at a sparkling ceremony at Butlins in Skegness.

The 2015 Overall Achiever award winner, Tove Vestbirk, has had a busy year, continuing with what she loves best, volunteering.

Tove is one of the oldest volunteers in Lincolnshire and continues to visit Spilsby Primary School on Wednesday and Thursday mornings to help children with their reading and writing. She has worked as a school volunteer for more than 20 years now and dedicates her time weekly to children at the school. She is a much-loved figure to staff and children and was a worthy winner of the award.

A spokesman for Centrica, which sponsors the competition and chose the overall winner, said: “All of the nominees show community spirit and teamwork in different ways. In the end we decided to go with ToveVestbirk. She has been committed to supporting the local community for so long and is a great example to us all, especially the young people in the Skegness community that she spends time with during her volunteering.”

2016 FINALISTS

Youth Achiever: Evie Toombes and Len’nee Simpson.

Salty’s Child Achiever: Rhianna Hall and Skegness Junior Academy.

Senior Achiever: April Grunnill and Eileen Bark.

Carer Award: Dee Wood and Sue Noble (Young at Heart Group) and Julie Ashton (Respiratory Case Manager)

Top Teacher: Karl Crawford (lecturer Toynton All Saints Linkage College)and Caroline Wellsted (headteacher at The Richmond School)

Community Spirit: Paul Marshall (Coastall Acess For All) and St Andrew’s Church volunteers.

Customer Care: Jack Charlton and Alford Craft Market Centre.

Sport ing achievement: Peter Hickman and Tom Jarvis.