our pride winners
Soap Star antony cotton presents et awards:
THE annual PIP awards, now in their 15th year, paid tribute to people who have shown great bravery, community endeavour and ability.
Some have climbed the highest peaks of the Earth to raise money for charity.
Some have overcome a different type of barrier, battling health problems or disability to succeed.
While others have shown immense courage, putting their own lives at risk to aid those in distress.
Actor Antony Cotton, best known for playing Sean Tully in Coronation Street, presented the recipients with their trophies and certificates at a glitzy gala presentation evening at the Holiday Inn West in Thorpe Wood, Peterborough.
He had fun with some of the names of our towns and villages, at one point asking whether Oundle is pronounced ‘Undle’.
He said: “It was a lovely night and was very rewarding to see so many brave people get the recognition 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 it was a tough task whittling each of the 10 categories down to three finalists. A winner was then chosen by a panel of judges.