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Local Hero Awards 2017

Every year Minster FM celebrates the achievements of North Yorkshire's most inspirational people in our Local Hero Awards.

Our 2017 awards were held at York Racecourse on Friday 17th February.

Find out below who won...


Local Hero Awards Trophies


SASHOur Chosen Charity – SASH

Every year our Local Hero Awards raises money through a raffle on the night for a chosen charity. This year we're supporting SASH – a local charity working across York, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. Their aim is to prevent vulnerable young people aged 16-25 from facing homelessness by offering them a room in the home of a volunteer host.  Find out more in this video...

A Night To Remember...


> View photos of the night in our gallery


The Winners...

Find out all about our winners in these videos...

Tiddlywinks Day NurseryChild of Achievement Award

Awarded to a child who has demonstrated exceptional courage and maturity beyond their years.

Winner: Alexia Ellis

Award sponsored by Tiddlywinks Day Nursery

Water BabiesParent or Guardian Award

Awarded to parents or guardians who have guided, advised and helped their own or other people’s children.

Winner: Elaine Bradshaw

Award sponsored by Water Babies

Get Branded WorkwearTeacher Of The Year Award

Awarded to someone who is an inspirational educator, whether in a classroom, community centre or elsewhere.

Winner: Christopher Rodd

Award sponsored by Get Branded Workwear

Cavendish Jewellers

Volunteer Of The Year Award

Awarded to someone who has given up their time to help those less fortunate than themselves.

Winner: Kim Milner

Award sponsored by Cavendish Jewellers

Bluewater Bathrooms & KitchensCharity Fundraiser Of The Year Award

Awarded to someone who has given generously of their time to raise funds for a charity or good cause.

Winner: Matthew Ascough

Award sponsored by Bluewater Bathrooms & Kitchens

Hudson MoodyNeighbour Of The Year Award

Awarded to the person who goes out of their way to help neighbours and others in their community.

Winner: Gill Hudson

Award sponsored by Hudson Moody Estate Agents

LatinosMake a Community Difference Award

For that person who is always at the centre of community life, improving things for everyone else in their area.

Winner: Ian Donaghy

Award sponsored by Latinos

Howarth Timber and Building SuppliesTeam Of The Year Award

Awarded to a group of individuals who have made outstanding achievements through their work together.

Winner: Personal Support Service Overnight Team

Award sponsored by Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

York BreweryBravery Award

Awarded to someone who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of adversity.

Winner: Emma Pratt

Award sponsored by York Brewer

Fancy Dance ShopSporting Hero Award

Awarded to someone who has shown exceptional sporting achievement.

Winner: Yorkshire Rows

Award sponsored by the Fancy Dance Shop

Close Brothers Motor FinanceBest Boss Award

We all love to moan about our managers, but is yours an honourable exception? If so, nominate them now.

Winner: Julie Morris

Award sponsored by  Close Brothers Motor Finance

Streamline Taxis York999 Emergency Services Award

Awarded to a member of our emergency services who has shown exceptional heroism in the field of duty.

Winner: Suzanne Asquith

Award sponsored by Streamline Taxis York

Ardent Financial PlanningUltimate Local Hero Award

Awarded to a one of our winners on the night for extra recognition of excellence.

Winner: Yorkshire Rows

Award sponsored by Ardent Financial Planning


Thanks to...

Miss Deal Fun CasinoVenue

Minster FM would like to thank York Racecourse Hospitality for providing our Local Hero Awards venue. 

Miss Deal Fun CasinoFun Casino

Miss Deal Fun Casino will be providing entertainment on the night.

Dutch NurseriesFloral Displays

Dutch Nurseries, Haxby York, specialists in wedding flowers, are proud sponsors of the event flowers at the Local Hero Awards 2015.