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Celebrating the Superheroes in our Community

York's Ultra Fibre Optic from Talk Talk

Minster FM's Local Hero Awards supported by York's Ultra Fibre Optic from Talk Talk

Local Hero Awards 2018


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

Our 2018 awards were held at York Racecourse on Friday 23rd February 2018.

Find out below who won...


Local Hero Awards


York Against CancerOur Chosen Charity – York Against Cancer

Every year our Local Hero Awards raises money through a raffle on the night for a chosen charity. This year we're supporting York Against Cancer – a local charity that help local people affected by cancer. They provide care and support for patients and their families in York and North Yorkshire. Find out more about York Against Cancer here.


A Night To Remember...

Watch what happened at last year's Local Hero Awards below...


> View photos of the night in our gallery

The Winners...

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

Vocalink MastercardChild of Achievement Award

Award for a child who has demonstrated exceptional courage and maturity beyond their years.

 Winner: Ruby Todd

Award sponsored by Vocalink, a Mastercard Company

Hudson Moody Estate AgentsNeighbour Of The Year Award

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

 Winner: Annoula Wilby

Award sponsored by Hudson Moody Estate Agents

Water BabiesParent or Guardian Award

Award for the parents or guardians who have guided, advised and helped their own or other people’s children.

 Winner: Helen Wardell

Award sponsored by Water Babies

Streamline Taxis York999 Emergency Services Award

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

 Winner: Thirsk Community First Responders

Award sponsored by Streamline Taxis York

Energi Trampoline Park YorkSporting Hero Award

Award for someone who has shown exceptional sporting achievement.

 Winner: Jake Vicars

Award sponsored by Energi Trampoline Park York

York PullmanTeacher Of The Year Award

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

 Winner: Barry Cornforth

Award sponsored by York Pullman

Fancy Dance ShopMake 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: Tadcaster Volunteer Car Service

Award sponsored by Fancy Dance Shop

Howard And ByrneBest Boss Award

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

 Winner: John Charters-Reid

Award sponsored by  Howard and Byrne Solicitors

Cavendish JewellersVolunteer Of The Year Award

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

 Winner: Mac Mitchell

Award sponsored by Cavendish Jewellers

York BreweryBravery Award

Award for someone who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of adversity.

 Winner: Naomi Savage

Award sponsored by York Brewery

Rosti AutomotiveCharity Fundraiser Of The Year Award

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

 Winner: Neil Hart

Award sponsored by Rosti Automotive


Howarth Plumbing and HeatingTeam Of The Year Award.

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

 Winner: #TeamRough

Award sponsored by Howarth Pluming & Heating

York's Ultra Fibre Optic from Talk TalkUltimate Local Hero Award

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

 Winner: #TeamRough

Award sponsored by York's Ultra Fibre Optic from Talk Talk


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 2018.