Meet the winners of the 2021 Discover Ashfield Awards

The winners of the 2021 Discover Ashfield Awards, which celebrates those that have gone above and beyond in the community, have been announced.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 5:25 pm

A wide variety of awards were up for grabs, including three new awards which aim to recognise the work and support that has been offered during the pandemic.

"The judging panel, which included Discover Ashfield chairman Martin Rigley, were faced with some tough decisions,” a council spokesperson said.

“There were so many inspiring nominations, all of which have achieved so much in many different ways.”

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Kate Anthony – Covid-19 Hero Award winner.
Kate Anthony – Covid-19 Hero Award winner.

Here are the winners and the runners-up:

- The Health and Wellbeing Ambassador Award was won by Terry Atherton, with runner up Joan Cannan;

- The Carer Award was won by Sharon Grocock and Peter Robinson;

- The Community Ambassador Award winner was Lynne Ryland, with runner up Sarah Madigan;

Caleb Wheatley, Covid-19 Young Hero Award winner and Pete Edwards, Discover Ashfield board member.

- The Covid-19 Hero Award was scooped by Kate Anthony and chef Dave Marshall;

- Covid-19 Young Hero Award, sponsored by McDonalds, was won by Caleb Wheatley, Callum Parr, Saralee Parr and Ruth Lamb;

- The Covid-19 Community Organisation Award winner is Let’s All Eat, with runners up Mansfield & Ashfield Support Group and Portland College;

- The Best of Ashfield Award went to Teresa Jackson and Newstead Brass;

- The Covid-19 Business Award to Swiftool;

- Scott & Co Fresh Fruit and Veg was named High Street Business of the Year.

Pete Edwards, Discover Ashfield theme lead for Be Happy, Be Healthy, said: “I’d like to thank everyone that took the time to put in a nomination for this year’s Discover Ashfield Awards.

"We had some fantastic entries and there were many worthy winners.

“It was an honour and a pleasure to be able to present some of the COVID-19 Young Hero winners with their awards.

"Health and wellbeing is so important and it’s amazing to see young people in Ashfield championing this subject and helping to make a difference in their communities.

“I’d like to congratulate all of the winners and the runners up, there is some amazing community work taking place in Ashfield and they should be very proud of what they have achieved.”

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