Commuity awards shortlist is revealed
THE shortlist has been selected for the 2019 West Wales Community Awards.
All the winners will be announced at our glittering awards ceremony on Friday, May 24, at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, starting at 6.45pm.
The event promises to be a celebration of people who are considered to have made a real difference to life in our communities or who have displayed outstanding courage, generosity or kindness.
Judging took place last week and our judges were: Jonathan Roberts, editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star; Jacky Jones, executive director from overall sponsor BMI Werndale Hospital; and Delme Thomas, former Llanelli, Wales and Lions rugby star.
Jacky Jones, from overall sponsor BMI Werndale, said: “It was a pleasure to be on the judging panel and inspiring to read the nominations for each category, a truly difficult task to choose winners from such a worthy field.”
And the nominees are...
■ Donna Callender
■ Robert Evans
■ Roger Bowen & Hefin Williams GRASSROOTS SPORTS COACH
■ Ffion Webb
■ Martin Davies & Mathew Lloyd
■ Susy Soravia
GOOD NEIGHBOUR/ VOLUNTEER
■ Gwyneth Palmer
■ Jayne Siddell
■ Sioned Tattersall CHILD OF COURAGE
■ Cameron Fulham
■ Ffion Davies-Bishop TEACHER/ MENTOR
■ Katy Kear
■ Louise Buckley
■ Louise Morgan COMMUNITY CHAMPION
■ Christine Davies
■ Elen Govier
■ Lee Whatley CARER OF THE YEAR
■ Carys Jones
■ Clare Hunt SPORTING EXCELLENCE
■ Alisha Butchers
■ Emma Wheeler
■ Josh Adams BRAVERY
■ Jonathan Law & Darren Priddle
■ Mark Allen & Dorian Lewis
■ Phil Turnell
Category sponsors at this year’s event include: McDonald’s, Llanelli Town Council, Gomer Williams, Coleg Sir Gar, LTC Mobility, Nuwave, Homestore Interiors and Carmarthenshire Council.
For all event enquiries, contact regional events manager Isabel Goodman on 01792 545511 or email isabel. good[email protected]diawales.co.uk
West Wales Community Awards 2019 judges were Jonathan Roberts, editor of the Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star; Jacky Jones, executive director from overall sponsor BMI Werndale Hospital; and Delme Thomas, former Llanelli, Wales and Lions rugby star.
Cassie Charles, Curtis Thomson and Connor Heath were the Child of Courage winners at last year’s West Wales Community Awards.
Last year’s Lifetime Achievement winners Len Cross and Trevor Griffiths collect their awards.