Spalding radio station taking pride in South Holland

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A regular column by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.

The second Pride of South Holland Awards took place at South Holland Centre in Spalding, celebrating those people in the local community who have gone the extra mile to help others in and around the local area.

The event was organised by Tulip Radio in conjunction with Spalding & District Chamber of Commerce, the district council and other organisations.

The event was once again a great success, with many local people rewarded for their work and good deeds.

Local dance company Dance Factor opened the ceremony followed by the Queen Elizabeth II Canvas Competition; congratulations to Emma from Daisies Floral Design.

Andy Whyment, or Kirk Sutherland from Coronation Street, was on hand to entertain the packed auditorium and present the awards to the winners.

The main winners were: Caring Neighbour sponsored by Coun Harry Drury – SUE GRIGGS; Service with Smile sponsored by EMG Motor Group – SHARON BRINKMAN; Young Achiever sponsored by Molsom Optometrist – LIBERTY STUDD; Senior Citizen sponsored by Calthrops Solicitors LLP – BRENDA WICKHAM; Charity Worker sponsored by Hughes Electrical – HAROLD PAYNE; Community Hero sponsored by Coun Angela Newton – BRENDA WICKHAM; Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Majestic Bingo – ROSS DEAN; Special Achievement sponsored by Springfields Outlet Shopping and Festival Gardens – BRYAN ROBINSON.

A big thank you to those who made this event possible – councillors Gary Taylor, Harry Drury and Angela Newton; Paul Watkins-Groves of EMG Motor Group; Andy Molsom of Molsom Associates Optometrist; Julia Cole of Calthrops Solicitors LLP; Graham Boor of Hughes Electrical; Mark Jepp of Majestic Bingo; Terry Moore of Bakkavor.

Thank to the South Holland Centre staff, Caterwell East Anglia Catering, Popcorn Media, Dance Factor, Pinchbeck Tappers, Flowers ‘n Things, Butters Group and all others who have helped us in some way to make this event possible.

A special thank you to all those wonderful organisations and people who took part in the Queen Elizabeth II Canvas Competition. The winners were Emma from Daisies and St John Baptist Church. Thank you to John Hayes MP and Susan Hayes for judging the competition.

A massive thank you to all who attended and to all the nominees, without them it wouldn’t have been a real celebration. A massive well done to all the winners for their outstanding work in the community.