Lifetime Achievement Award - Wendy Holmes
We all have people in our communities who make a real difference to the live of those around them.
It could be in an official capacity as say a Youth Worker or Policeman or someone who gives up their own time running local clubs, raising funds for charities or by just being a great neighbour.
This award celebrates a local person who has dedicated themselves over a long period of time to an unselfish cause, other people or the community.
The winner ... Wendy Holmes
This is what was said about her: "Wendy is chairman and director of The Wranglers, putting hours of effort in. She brings laughter in to many lives and always puts others before herself.
She also organises shows at Lipson Community College and is at a rehearsal or meeting almost every night of the week.
She means so much to so many people and this award is the perfect way 2 sho her how grateful we are."
Our other amazing finalists were ...
This is what was said about her: "Sharon has been working really hard this year with her staff towards their company’s community programme, raising money in their own time for Cancer Research UK. Sharon has managed a number of fund raising events including: a fun day on Plymouth Hoe, a cycle challenge, a walk and cake sales, she is now working towards a Christmas Gala Dinner.
Last year Sharon helped raise money for teaching resources to be taken to Uganda and even gave up her summer holiday to join a team of volunteers in Uganda to carry out charity work. She even finds time to be a regular volunteer on Plymouth’s Soup Run for the homeless.
I feel that Sharon puts so much of her own time and effort into all of the events she helps to arrange, she rarely takes any of the credit for what is achieved and it would be lovely if she is recognised for all of her hard work."
This is what was said about her: "Where do I start? Hilary never stops doing, from Deputy Head at Downham, Respite for Parents of Children with Special Needs and a regular volunteer in the Soup Kitchen for the Salvation Army.
I feel very lucky to have her in my daughters schooling, she is a constant support to our very special children and helps keep us parents sane!!
I know she will be missed by all when she retires in December."