The Guardian Rose Awards 2014 was a humbling, heart-warming and truly inspirational evening.
As presenter Danny Oakes of Capital FM said in his opening speech, ‘it’s not all bad news.’
And the annual celebration at the Masonic Hall in Worksop on Thursday 9th October highlighted what generous people live in our communities.
From a four-year-old who called for help when his nan fell down in a cemetery, to a quick-thinking teacher who potentially saved the life of one of her pupils, to family members who couldn’t do enough for their loved ones.
As each story was told, you could hear a pin drop. You couldn’t help but look around the room and see the happiness that these people had brought to so many lives.
In total there were 11 accolades and as each winner and highly commended award was presented, the audience showed their appreciation with a rousing round of applause.
The ceremony was also attended by Bassetlaw District Council leader Simon Greaves, deputy leader coun Gryff Wynne and MP for Bassetlaw John Mann.
For those who were not able to attend, check out our eight-page bumper supplement on Friday 17th October which will give you a flavour of such a memorable night in the town.
If you would like to nominate someone for a Guardian Rose email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full list of winners:
Dedication to Service: Betty Barrowcliffe
Sports Person: Gary and Doreen Butt
Family Member: Travis Irons
Teacher/Teaching Assistant: Ashliegh Turton
Public’s Choice: Jane McGowan
Most Selfless: Sara Williams
Volunteer: Janet Westerby
Most Caring: Trudy Frettsome
Most Influential: Kathryn Sime
Service to Young People: Ashliegh Turton
Overall winner: Travis Irons