BEST OF NORTHUMBERLAND: Award winners revealed

Unsung community heroes were honoured at last night's glitzy and emotional Best of Northumberland awards ceremony.

Friday, 16th September 2016, 1:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:45 pm
Winners in the 2016 Best of Northumberland awards, held at Linden Hall Hotel. Picture by Kevin Brady

The celebration event took place at Linden Hall, Longhorsley.

Organised by Northeast Press – publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader – as well as Tweeddale Press’s Berwick Advertiser, the annual event is a celebration of bravery, determination, commitment and achievement.

A range of local heroes were honoured in various categories during the ceremony. The principal sponsor for this year’s celebration was Banks Group.


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Sporting Achievement, sponsored by Northumbrian Water: Alex Kate Brown (Newbiggin by the Sea).

Community Group, sponsored by Active Northumberland: Real Deal Plus (Ashington).

Community Champion, sponsored by Northumberland County Council: Stewart Allen (Bedlington).

Student of the Year, sponsored by Northumberland College: Isabella Redmayne and Anna Camsell (Morpeth’s King Edward VI High School).

Role Model, sponsored by News Post Leader: Clive Gray (Blyth Tall Ship project).

Volunteer, sponsored by Berwick Advertiser: Knitted with love, Pauline Greaves.

Child of Achievement, sponsored by Active Northumberland: Rachel Alice Hooley (Cramlington).

Fund-raiser, sponsored by ARCH: TT Electronics (Bedlington).

Green Champion, sponsored by Banks Group: Carole Catchpole (Longframlington).

Sports Team, sponsored by Northumbrian Water: Northumberland Girls U13 cricket team.

Matthew Phillips Child of Courage, sponsored by Banks Group: Oliver Shanks (North Broomhill); Paige Tazey (Cramlington); Kaycee Hand (Branxton).

Lifetime Contribution, sponsored by Morpeth Herald: Richard (Tim) Martin and Barbara Martin (Newbiggin-by-the-Sea).

Exceptional Community Award, sponsored by Northumberland Gazette: Northumberland County Council for the Blyth Tall Ships Regatta 2016