Pride heroes named
THREE judges have sifted through all the fantastic nominations of unsung heroes as part of our Pride of Comet Country Awards. Stuart McCreery, Archant Herts and Cambs MD, Steve Hollingsworth from North Hertfordshire College and Laura Gibbery from Stevena
THREE judges have sifted through all the fantastic nominations of unsung heroes as part of our Pride of Comet Country Awards.
Stuart McCreery, Archant Herts and Cambs MD, Steve Hollingsworth from North Hertfordshire College and Laura Gibbery from Stevenage Golf Centre met at The Comet offices on Monday to choose the winners.
The Pride of Comet Country winners are:
Role Model of the Year - Mary George
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Charity Champion - Andy Nation
Carer of the Year - Diana and Gordon Tough
- 1 Closure order granted after drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour
- 2 Stevenage's annual fireworks display returns on Bonfire Night - November 5
- 3 Multiple cars involved in A1(M) collision
- 4 Box Wood: 42 acres of ancient woodland sold at auction
- 5 Victim kicked repeatedly in Hitchin early hours attack
- 6 Man sentenced for string of sexual offences in Stevenage
- 7 Log thrown through hairdressers' window in Knebworth
- 8 5 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Hertfordshire
- 9 Knebworth's Jamie Rutherford lands Tour Championship with dramatic final round
- 10 Oh baby! Family's disbelief after welcoming 'enormous' newborn
Great and Green - Lonsdale School, Stevenage
Valiant Volunteer - Yvonne Limbrick
Parent in a Million - Tom Whitby
Young Achiever - Richard Porteous
Mary George was praised for her work as head of nursing at Lister, Andy Nation was named charity champion for swimming part of the Thames, Diana Fowler and Gordon Tough won Carer of the Year for their work offering respite care to disabled children and young people.
Yvonne Limbrick was named Valiant Volunteer for her work with the Hitchin British Schools Museum and Tom Whitby won the Parent in a Million title.
Lonsdale School in Webb Rise, Stevenage, picked up Great and Green for their eco school project and Richard Porteous has been named Young Achiever for his work lobbying for a skateboard park in Letchworth GC.
The judges also singled out Hitchin teenager Joe Males for special praise for his remarkable attitude since he was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia in January.
We will feature the winners' stories in more detail following our Pride of Comet Country Award ceremony later in the month.