Every year, Minster FM celebrates the achievements of North Yorkshire's most inspirational people in our Local Hero Awards.
On Friday 15th February 2013, at a glittering ceremony at York Racecourse, we recognised exceptional local achievements.
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Event kindly supported by Solarwall
Child Of Achievement Award
Awarded to a child who has demonstrated exceptional courage and maturity beyond their years. Award sponsored by Coles Solicitors.
Winner: Noah Banks
Parent / Guardian of The Year Award
Award to parents or guardians who have guided, advised and helped their own or other people’s children. Award sponsored by Little Bugs Childcare at Creepy Crawlies.
Winner: Ann Elmer
Teacher Of The Year Award
Awarded to someone who is an inspirational educator, whether in a classroom, community centre or elsewhere. Award sponsored by NRTC Training.
Winner: Adam Dawson
Volunteer Of The Year Award
Awarded to someone who has given up their time to help those less fortunate than themselves. Award sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society.
Winner: Neil Hunter
Charity Fundraiser Of The Year
Someone who has given generously of their time to raise funds for a charity of good cause. Award sponsored by Bluewater Bathrooms.
Winner: Mary Chapman
Neighbour Of The Year Award
Awarded to the person who goes out of their way to help neighbours and others in their community. Award sponsored by Six Five Nine Taxis.
Winner: Stuart Holt
Make A Community Difference Award
For that person who is always at the centre of community life, improving things for everyone else in their area. Award sponsored by CPP.
Winners: Bill and Liz Heath
Team Of The Year Award
Awarded to a group of individuals who have made outstanding achievements through their work together. Award sponsored by Stephensons Of Easingwold.
Winner: Easi-RockIts HellCats
Awarded to someone who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of adversity. Award sponsored by Close Motor Finance.
Winner: James Cleary
Sporting Hero Award
Awarded to someone who has shown exceptional sporting achievement. Award sponsored by The Fancy Dance Shop.
Winner: Sianagh Gallagher
Best Boss Award
We all love to moan about our managers, but is yours a notable exception? Award sponsored by Lynden Design Studio.
Winner: Simone Potter
The Armed Forces Award
Awarded to a member of the armed forces for exceptional gallantry on land, sea or air. Award sponsored by Glovers Plumbers of York.
Winner: Phoenix House Recovery Centre Team
Ultimate Local Hero Award
Awarded to our overall winner of the night. Award sponsored by Solarwall.
Winner: Mary Chapman