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Community heroes celebrated at Gateshead Awards

All the winners

Volunteers, carers and other inspirational community champions who go the extra mile to help others in Gateshead to thrive have been recognised at the annual Gateshead Awards ceremony.

The awards organised by Gateshead Council in partnership with intu Metrocentre, Hoults Yard, Galliford Try Partnerships, Gateshead College, Northgate Vehicle Hire and Tarmac, recognise the dedication of those who have made a real difference to the lives of others in Gateshead.

Gateshead Awards carer of the year
Above: Ethan Pringle, Carer of the Year
Leading the way were two youngsters who are an inspiration to all who know them. Ethan Pringle, who won Carer of the Year, has helped care for his parents and his 3 sisters whilst still at primary school. Lucy Carr, 12, was awarded Young Achiever of the Year, due to the time she has spent raising awareness of alopecia having lost her own hair when she was 6.

The Winlaton Centre had double success winning Voluntary Organisation of the Year while Eileen Bullock, who volunteers at the centre 6 days a week, was awarded Volunteer of the Year.

Gateshead's sporting heritage was also brought to the fore. Whickham Football, which qualified for the top tier of the EBAC Northern League for the first time in 30 years, won Sports Club of the Year. Jade Childs was awarded the Maureen Chaplin Sports Achiever of the Year having won 6 out of 8 bouts last year and being chosen to box in the first all England female box cup where she won a silver medal.

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Above: The Winlaton Centre won Voluntary Organisation of the Year
Other successes included Low Fell Community Choir, who performed at the event and won Music Group of the Year, a new category for 2019 and three Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Pam Coogan, John Stephenson and Alan Scott who between them have dedicated over 100 years to the borough.

Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Michael Hood, said "Gateshead is a fantastic place with amazing people. It's a real honour to host the Gateshead Awards as it is a fantastic opportunity to talk to all of our nominees about the time they give to their local community.

"I'd like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award and hopefully the dedication they are showing will help inspire all of us to think about how we can make a difference."

The awards ceremony, which has previously taken place in March, has been moved to June to coincide with Carers week and Gateshead Volunteers month.

All the winners
13 June 2019

Volunteers, carers and other inspirational community champions who go the extra mile to help others in Gateshead to thrive have been recognised at the annual Gateshead Awards ceremony.

The awards organised by Gateshead Council in partnership with intu Metrocentre, Hoults Yard, Galliford Try Partnerships, Gateshead College, Northgate Vehicle Hire and Tarmac, recognise the dedication of those who have made a real difference to the lives of others in Gateshead.

Gateshead Awards carer of the year
Above: Ethan Pringle, Carer of the Year
Leading the way were two youngsters who are an inspiration to all who know them. Ethan Pringle, who won Carer of the Year, has helped care for his parents and his 3 sisters whilst still at primary school. Lucy Carr, 12, was awarded Young Achiever of the Year, due to the time she has spent raising awareness of alopecia having lost her own hair when she was 6.

The Winlaton Centre had double success winning Voluntary Organisation of the Year while Eileen Bullock, who volunteers at the centre 6 days a week, was awarded Volunteer of the Year.

Gateshead's sporting heritage was also brought to the fore. Whickham Football, which qualified for the top tier of the EBAC Northern League for the first time in 30 years, won Sports Club of the Year. Jade Childs was awarded the Maureen Chaplin Sports Achiever of the Year having won 6 out of 8 bouts last year and being chosen to box in the first all England female box cup where she won a silver medal.

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Above: The Winlaton Centre won Voluntary Organisation of the Year
Other successes included Low Fell Community Choir, who performed at the event and won Music Group of the Year, a new category for 2019 and three Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Pam Coogan, John Stephenson and Alan Scott who between them have dedicated over 100 years to the borough.

Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Michael Hood, said "Gateshead is a fantastic place with amazing people. It's a real honour to host the Gateshead Awards as it is a fantastic opportunity to talk to all of our nominees about the time they give to their local community.

"I'd like to congratulate everyone who was nominated for an award and hopefully the dedication they are showing will help inspire all of us to think about how we can make a difference."

The awards ceremony, which has previously taken place in March, has been moved to June to coincide with Carers week and Gateshead Volunteers month.

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