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Celebrating the superheroes of our community

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KL.FM's Local Hero Awards sponsored by Brandon MGThe name for MG in West Norfolk.

Local Hero Awards 2018

Thirteen everyday superheroes have been crowned the first ever KLFM Local Heroes.

At a glitzy ceremony at the Alive Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn, there was a mixture of laughter and tears as incredible stories of bravery, adversity and everyday heroism were shared with a packed audience.

You can see and hear from all the winners below.

For the 2019 Local Hero Awards, CLICK HERE

Alive LeisureSportsperson of the Year

Do you know an exceptional sportsman or woman who’s achieved incredible heights in West Norfolk over the past year? Do they deserve recognition?

WINNER: Paul Bastock

Award sponsored by Alive Leisure

Majestic CinemaYoung Person of the Year

There are some incredible young people in the area. This award is to recognise the best of the best. If you know anyone under 18 years of age who’s done something incredible in the last year, then nominate them below.

WINNER: Daisy Mason

Award sponsored by Majestic Cinema

Andrew Francis Funeral ServiceUniformed Services Award

They could work at RAF Marham, for Norfolk Police, the Ambulance Service, or the Fire Service. If you know an everyday hero who works for the uniformed services, then let us know how amazing they are.

WINNER: Owen Clarke

Award sponsored by Andrew Francis Funeral Services

The Downham Tandoori RestaurantHealth Professional of the Year

We all know how lucky we are to have the people who care for us when we are sick. Has your life been saved by a Health Professional who’s gone above and beyond for you? Do they deserve to know just how special they are?

WINNER: Stephen Eadie

Award sponsored by The Downham Tandoori Restaurant

Wisbech Grammar SchoolTeacher of the Year

We all have them – teachers who inspired us to do great things. Is there a teacher in your life who has taken a special interest in making sure you or your child achieves great things? Nominate them now.

WINNER: Leah Hawkins

Award sponsored by Wisbech Grammar School

Freebridge Community HousingNeighbour of the Year

From someone who looks after the cat when you’re away, to the person who helps you with the shopping bags, this award recognises incredible neighbours who know what ‘community’ means.

WINNER: May Sutherland

Award sponsored by Freebridge Community Housing

Vancouver QuarterVolunteer of the Year

Where to start? All volunteers are special, there’s no doubt about that. But who really stands out? Who is the person that it wouldn’t work without?

WINNER: Trudie Smart

Award sponsored by Vancouver Quarter

The WorkshopCharity Worker of the Year

Like Volunteers, everyone who works for a charity is already a hero. But you know a real charity superstar – maybe they’ve revolutionised fundraising, perhaps they’ve given up their weekends to make sure that people in need get the care they deserve.

WINNER: Phyllis Sanderson

Award sponsored by The Workshop

The Downham Tandoori RestaurantCarer of the Year

Carers are incredible people. If you’ve been lucky enough to see them at work first hand, you’ll know just how special they can be. If your life has been touched by an amazing carer who’s looked after you or someone you know, pay them back by nominating them now.

WINNER: Sophie Burke

Award sponsored by The Downham Tandoori Restaurant

Jark KLWork Colleague of the Year

Who is the one person your office wouldn’t work without? Who’s always got the kettle on? Who’s an unsung hero in your business and why? Tell us why they deserve to be our Work Colleague of the Year.

WINNER: John Lebez

Award sponsored by Jark KL

Nimax Country StoreFour Legged Friend Award

Who in our community cares about animals more than themselves? If you know someone who works to keep animals safe, loved and looked after in West Norfolk, Wisbech and Fakenham, we want to hear all about them.

WINNER: Lyndsey Forrest

Award sponsored by Nimax Country Store

Bloom & Wake LtdTriumph Over Adversity Award

Adversity comes in many forms. Who do you know that truly has been through an awful time and has come out on top with a smile on their face and a new lease for life? Who has taught you a lesson in being thankful for what you’ve got? Who has triumphed over adversity and deserves to be recognised for it? Nominate them here.

WINNER: Laura Etherington

Award sponsored by Bloom & Wake Ltd

FrimstoneLifetime Achievement Award

We’re open to suggestions! Tell us who you think has lived an amazing life and deserves to be recognised for it. What’s their story? Nominate them here.

WINNER: Phillip Cullen

Award sponsored by Frimstone Ltd

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