2:40pm 19th October 2012
(Updated 2:50pm 19th October 2012)
INSPIRATIONAL people who make York special enjoyed their moment in the spotlight last night as the winners of The Press 2012 Community Pride Awards were announced.
Hundreds gathered at York Racecourse for a celebration dinner to honour the city’s devoted, selfless and brave unsung heroes who have touched so many with their incredible stories.
BBC presenter Colin Hazelden compered the evening, with the award sponsors on hand to congratulate the winners who were applauded as they made their way onto the stage.
One of the most moving moments came as Ava Gallantree, Jamie Inglis, and Juliet and Ella Taylor were all announced as winners of the the Child Of The Year accolade after the panel of judges found it too difficult to single one out.
Riley Plant, the little boy who who passed away after battling cancer, was also a winner of the category, which was dedicated to his memory. Jamie and family were not able to be at the ceremony but school friends Jemima and Madeline Lilliman received the award on his behalf.