Awards take pride in city achievements
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.