The Spire FM Local Hero Awards 2019 Winners

The Spire FM Local Hero Awards 2019 Winners

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 11:51am 19th January 2019. (Updated at 4:20pm 3rd May 2019)

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The annual awards, held at The Stones Hotel, celebrate the incredible people that live and work in our community.

The gala dinner was hosted by Martin Starke and Henrietta Creasey from Spire FM, and over 150 guests attended including Salisbury MP John Glen, Mayor of Salisbury Mike Osment and Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard.

Award hosts Martin Starke and Henrietta Creasey

For many recipients, the Spire FM Local Hero Awards is the first time their amazing actions are recognised publicly. 

It gives us, as a community, the chance to show our appreciation for those local people.

Nominations pour in from Spire FM listeners and Salisbury Life readers throughout the year, each story leaving judges in awe.

Award winner Carmen Crook

They are whittled down before the winners are chosen and announced at the ceremony.

The judges faced a tough challenge of sifting through the nominations to pick the 11 worthy winners out of hundreds of entries. 

All the winners of the Spire FM Local Hero Awards share a spirit that embodies all that is great about Salisbury. 

Bravery award winner Luke Ridley


Bravery Award - Luke Ridley from Amesbury (sponsored by Rob Beale Limited)

Carer of the Year Award - Lucy Tattingham from Harnham (sponsored by Elite Care)
Charity Fundraiser of the Year - Wendy Lucas from Salisbury (sponsored by HJS Human Resources)
Child of Achievement - 10-year-old Ella Taylor from Harnham (sponsored by Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm Park)
Lifesaver of the Year - Abigail McCourt from Larkhill (sponsored by Smith England
Lifetime Achievement - Richard Goodman, Salisbury City Watch CCTV manager (sponsored by Unstuck Design)
Neighbour of the Year - John and Jenny Kitchen from Woodfalls (sponsored by Memory Opticians)
Parent/Guardian Award - Carmen Crook from Salisbury (sponsored by Northwood)
Sports Achievement of the Year - Matthew Davies from Alderbury (sponsored by Nicholas & Harris)
Teacher of the Year - Jez Howell Deputy Head at Broadchalke C of E primary (sponsored by Chas H Baker)
Volunteer of the Year Award - Sergeant Laura Leigh Baker at Tisbury Army Cadets (sponsored by Landmarc)

Wiltshire Police CC Kier Pritchard and DCC Paul Mills

A special award was given to the emergency services, for their amazing hard work during the Salisbury spy poisoning incident.

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