#LoveCramlington awards honour our local heroes
February 22, 2023
Cramlington’s local heroes have been recognised at today’s annual Cramlington Town Council #LoveCramlington Awards.
There were eight categories which acknowledged the work carried out by individuals and groups that benefit the town’s residents.
Firstly, compere Ray Spencer MBE introduced Andy Robson from the Inn Collection Group who presented the Citizen of the Year award to Susan Younger from The Salvation Army.
Brit Jenkins from Falcons Events presented the Young Citizen of the Year Award to Matthew Christy for his work with local charity Dogs First.
Coping with Cancer Northeast were presented with the Charity Champion trophy by Town Mayor Loraine De Simone and the award was supported by Draeger.
Stuart Nichol and colleagues from Newcastle Building Society then presented the Community Group Award to Cramlington Community Choir who had received many nominations.
The Youth Group Award was sponsored by North East Youth and their CEO Jon Niblo gave the trophy to the 6th Cramlington Scouts represented at the awards by Group Chair John Harvey and some of the youngsters.
Active Northumberland sponsored two awards. Firstly Neil Drew presented the Sports Award to the Kokoro Karate Club and he than presented the Youth Sports Award to young figure skater Edward Solovyov.
The Green Champions Award winners were chosen by Northumberland Communities Together and the award was presented by Councillor Paul Ezhilchelvan who handed the trophy to the Friends of Valley Park.
After the category winners had been awarded their trophies, Karen Noble from Assura announced that the Overall #LoveCramlington Champions for 2022 were the 6th Cramlington Scouts. When selecting the overall winner Karen had been impressed by the group’s community spirit and care and she handed £500 over to their representatives.
Cramlington Town Mayor Loraine De Simone was delighted with the ceremony saying: “Yet again we have been very impressed by the groups and individuals in our town that are so generous in the work they do for the benefit of others. Well done to everyone who was shortlisted – you are all winners!”
These sentiments were endorsed by Councillor Helen Morris, Chair of the Council’s Community and Youth Committee who added: “We must also thank all the businesses who have supported this event. As well as the generous support and sponsorship from the organisations and individuals that presented the awards, we are also grateful for the assistance of Manor Walks, Asda and the Community Hub. It’s teamwork like this that reminds us why we all Love Cramlington!”.