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REVEALED: Winners of the 2018 Local Hero Awards

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Published by The Stray FM News Team at 10:59pm 9th May 2018. (Updated at 3:17pm 31st January 2019)

After a glittering ceremony at Rudding Park, the winners of the 2018 Local Hero Awards have been crowned.

It was a night full of emotion, with not a dry eye in the house, but the sheer joy of sharing the stories of the amazing people of Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale.

Hosted by Nick Hancock & Will Smith, Stray FM's Local Hero Awards with Lights4Fun & CNG, reached its biggest ever audience, both in the marquee and across the World through its first ever social media live stream.

Stray FM's Managing Director, Sarah Barry said:

"It is always a real privilege to organise Stray FM's Local Hero Awards and this year’s was easily one of the best yet.

"The job of the judges this year was incredibly tough with our highest ever number of nominations, and all at a really high standard. We're incredibly proud of everyone who was shortlisted and I know that the nominees will have had a fantastic night."

You can watch the videos of the winners' stories below.

The winners of the Stray FM Local Hero Awards 2018:

The Sporting Achievement Award with David Lloyd Clubs

Cameron Osburn

The Teacher of the Year Award with Kip McGrath Education Centres

Ricky O'Sullivan

The Emergency Services Award with BMI The Duchy Hospital
Julie Thomas

The Betty's Good Egg Award

David and Christine Jones

The Employer of the Year Award with HQ Personnel

Geoff Brown - Ripon Farm Services

The Child of Courage Award with YRC

Heidi Dickinson

The Community Local Hero Award with Slingsby

Victoria Smith-Dunn

 The Charity Fundraiser of the Year Award with Harrogate Neighbours

Sara Wilson

The Parent/Guardian of the Year Award with North Yorkshire Fostering

Simon Collings

The Volunteer of the Year Award with The HACS Group
Harrogate Food Angels 

The Bravery Award with Kettlewell Fuels

Annie Coyne


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