Radio Pembrokeshire Local Hero Awards 2017, proudly supported by the Bluestone Foundation…
On Friday 24th February we hosted our Local Hero Awards 2017 at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, proudly supported by the Bluestone Foundation. Every day there are special people in the community doing amazing things that truly make a difference. These awards help to recognise and reward the unsung local heroes across Pembrokeshire.
After receiving a number of nominations, the judges certainly had their work cut out deciding on finalists and a winner for each category.
Our 2017 Local Heroes are:
Community Champion – Barry John MBE
Sponsored by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Child of Courage – Megan Sadler
Sponsored by Pembroke Power Station
Mum of the Year – Rhonwen Evans
Sponsored by The Begelly Arms Hotel
Dad of the Year – Neil Barber
Sponsored by Wolfscastle Country Hotel
Fundraiser of the Year – Luke Harding
Sponsored by Pembrokeshire FRAME
Carer of the Year – Chelsea Griffiths
Sponsored by West Wales Properties
Teacher of the Year – Joe Phillips
Sponsored by Oakwood Theme Park
Sports Star of the Year – Jacob Thomas
Sponsored by Radio Pembrokeshire
Inspiration Award – Emma Picton-Jones
Sponsored by Kiln Park
Act of Bravery – Billy Connor & Gary Slack
Sponsored by Futureworks, Pembrokeshire County Council
The Pembrokeshire Local Hero Award – Luke Harding
Sponsored by Bluestone Foundation
As well as recognition of our Local Heroes, during this night we saw performances from the amazing Stooshe. We also held a charity raffle and raised £727.00 for the Paul Sartori Foundation.
We would like to thank everyone including our Local Heroes, special guests, judging panel, category sponsors and main sponsor, the Bluestone Foundation for their support in this truly memorable evening. We look forward to recognising more of Pembrokeshire’s Local Heroes in 2018.
The Bluestone Foundation was established to help people to help themselves through environmental, economic and social projects in Pembrokeshire. The foundation underpins the ethos of Bluestone National Park Resort; our unique and beautiful county and its people are close to our hearts. They plan to provide economic growth and social opportunities to the people of West Wales through projects funded by the money raised.
You can find more information about the Bluestone Foundation here