Once again The Bay were proud to support The Love Barrow Community Awards 2016. Danny Matthews hosted the entire evening on the stage whilst Kate and Darren broadcasted the evening show LIVE from the event. 12 award categories were handed out in front of a packed audience, including the Ambassador Award and the first ever People's Choice Award.
The latter honour, sponsored by Blake Henderson Ltd, went to Ryan Bickle, a youngster whose charitable spirit has seen him recognised at Westminster, and who also took home the Young Citizen Award, sponsored by Kimberly Clark, in the same evening.
The Citizen Award, sponsored by Furness Building Society, went to fundraiser Irene Crabtree of '4 Charities' in Barrow.
The Courage Award, sponsored by Bay Radio, went to Gill Tyson, a strong-willed campaigner who lost her mother to cancer within months of being treated for the disease herself.
The Environmental Award went to Pat Denny, of Hawcliffe Bird Sanctuary. The award was sponsored by International Nuclear Services.
The Trainee/Apprentice Award was won by Furness College apprentice Jake Newton. Furness College also sponsored the award.
The Community Focused Business Award, sponsored by Ward Group was won by Cheeky Monkeys Childcare.
The Teacher Award, sponsored by BAE Systems, was won by Ruth Squires of South Walney Infant School and her selfless support for her pupils.
Sponsored by NHS CCC, the Carer Award went to Janet Bury, a support worker who pursued a life-changing career after past health difficulties.
The Sports Volunteer Award, sponsored by the Evening Mail, was awarded to John Jefferson, a long-serving rugby league stalwart who has found time to raise money for his club.
The Group Award, sponsored by Phil Collier Associates, went to the Keswick to Barrow Walk, which has already donated more than £2.4m to countless causes.
The Ambassador Award was won by Katrina Robson, which was sponsored by the office of the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.
To cap off the night, a special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to 'Mr Love Barrow' John Irving, from the Love Barrow Awards organising committee, in recognition for all his hard work over the years.
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