List of Pride of Bracknell winners

Published: 6 May 2013 09:300 comments

THE winners of the Pride of Bracknell Awards, held at Bracknell and Wokingham College on April 26, were as follows:

Lucie Bouron, 17, won the Young Sports Champion category at the Pride of Bracknell Awards

Lucie Bouron, 17, won the Young Sports Champion category at the Pride of Bracknell Awards

Adult Volunteer

Winner: Paula Ridgway (forrmer trustee at Home-Start Bracknell, among other voluntary commitments)

Runners-up: John Quinn (volunteer for Sebastian's Action Trust) and Mark Saunders (founder of Sandhurst Corp of Drums)

Young Volunteer

Winner: Paige Chamberlain (helps out at The Zone youth club in Great Hollands)

Voluntary Group of the Year

Winner: Bracknell CAB

Runner-up: Konnections (group for disabled children and their families, based at the Kerith Centre in Bracknell)

Sports Champion (adult category)

Winner: Don Werner (long-time volunteer judo coach at Pinewood Club)

Runners-up: Dave Allen (who organised 20 runs for the charity SANDS in memory of his baby daughter) and Amanda Parker (national and international trampolinist)

Young Sports Champion

Winner: Lucie Bouron (aged 17, disabled athlete who is a national table tennis and basketball player)

Runner-up: Tia Ruel (aged 15, disabled athlete who is a rising boccia star)

Education Champion

Winner: Gemah Allen (dance teacher at Artemis Studios, Bracknell)

Runner-up: Chris Harris (chairman of governors at St Michael's Primary, Sandhurst, for the past 25 years)

Retail Hero

Winner: Graham Oakley (general manager at Waitrose store, Bracknell)

Runner-up: Helen Biggs (from Body Shop, Bracknell)

Good Citizen

Winner: Jessie Ritchie (aged 93, has taken children with special needs to school for the past 42 years)

Runner-up: Michael Titheridge (helpful concierge at Ocean House, Bracknell)

My Hero

Winner: Carol Clayton (foster carer for 25 years)

Runner-up: Wally Harris MM (who is ever-cheerful and an inspiration, despite having cancer and being a carer for his ill wife).

Child of Courage

Winner: Jamie Turvey (four-year-old who has had a number of serious illnesses in his short life)

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