Awards take pride in city achieve­ments

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update - By JOHN BAKER john.baker@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @jp­baker

AMAZ­ING acts of courage and achieve­ments were recog­nised in our 2012 Pride in Peter­bor­ough Awards.

The an­nual awards, now in their 15th year, paid trib­ute to peo­ple who have shown great brav­ery, com­mu­nity en­deav­our and abil­ity through­out their lives.

Ac­tor Antony Cot­ton, best known for play­ing Sean Tully in Coro­na­tion Street, pre­sented the re­cip­i­ents with their awards at a gl­itzy gala pre­sen­ta­tion evening at the Hol­i­day Inn West in Thorpe Wood, Peter­bor­ough, last night.

Ten-year-old Lily Wood­cock won the over­all achiever award to add to her Child of Courage Award pre­sented ear­lier in the evening.

The Deep­ing St James young­ster was born with Gold­en­har Syn­drome and has had more than 40 op­er­a­tions for var­i­ous prob­lems, but has bat­tled her dis­abil­ity to at­tend main­stream schools.

Other win­ners from the 10 cat­e­gories in­cluded Ali Hasan (Out­stand­ing Act Of Brav­ery) who saved four peo­ple from a burn­ing house and Mike Shat­tock (Fundraiser Of The Year) who ran the New York Marathon, cy­cled from London to Paris and scaled Mount Kil­i­man­jaro for char­ity.

Char­lotte Grif­fin won the Youth Achiever Award for her work with Wild­cats Theatre School, while David and Lee Gre­gory’s prompt ac­tion in sav­ing four horses from a fire bagged them the Caring Neigh­bour Award.

Antony said: “It was a lovely night and was very re­ward­ing to see so many brave peo­ple get the recogni- tion they de­serve.

“Some of the peo­ple on the stage tonight have done some amaz­ing things in their lives, and I was very proud to be here to present them with their awards.”

The ET was flooded with nom­i­na­tions for the awards when they opened in March and had the tough task of whit­tling each of the ten cat­e­gories down to three fi­nal­ists.

Costa Cof­fee was the main spon­sor of the awards.

For more pic­tures and re­ac­tion from the win­ners pick up a copy of Thurs­day and Fri­day’s ET.

a PROUD NIGHT: Coro­na­tion Street star Antony Cot­ton with Hol­i­day Inn chef Fred Mud­di­man ahead of the an­nual Pride in Peter­bor­ough Awards.

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