At a glittering award ceremony, the pride of the borough were recognised for their commitment, dedication and kindness as friends and family said a big thank you.
More than a dozen awards were handed out at this year’s Borough’s Big Thank You Awards which were held at Scarborough’s Spa Complex tonight (Tuesday April 19).
Taking home the Carer/Helper Award, Jessica and Luca Tappenden-Rowell were recognised for their caring and kind nature and their dedication to their mum, Buff Tappenden-Rowell, who has lost her sight. The only winners to receive two awards on the night, they also picked up the Max Payne MBE Annual award, named after the legendary Scarborough photographer.
Katie-Jayne Muschamp’s determination and bravery was celebrated as she picked up the Courage Over Adversity Award. Katie has 22q.11 deletion syndrome but has never let that stop her performing on stage and singing in shows to fundraise for local causes.
Barrowcliff Big Local picked up this year’s Scarborough News Award while Adrian Perry won the Mayor’s Award.
Jan Cleary, a member of Friends of Dean Road and Manor Road Cemetery and Dean Road Chapel Restoration, was recognised for her dedication and commitment to make the area a special part of Scarborough and it’s heritage.
One extremely-competitive award saw 19 nominees battle for the title of Volunteer of the Year. For his hard work in single-handedly creating a new centre for FirstLight Trust, Duncan Sutcliffe received a huge thank you and took home the award for his work with the new charity and as a long serving volunteer at Scarborough Amateur Boxing Club.
Two youngsters received a special mention for their fundraising efforts as both Casey Greechan, 11, and Chloe Linton, 9, chopped their long locks to raise money and provide a child with a wig through the Little Princess Trust.
Winning the category was the Cloughton Ratpack who have raised more than £100,000 for Saint Catherine’s Hospice over the years.
The musical fundraisers were ecstatic to take home the Charitable Fundraising award.
Creativity flourished at the ceremony as Tamsyn Naylor picked up the Creative Efforts Award for her inventive ideas to spruce up Grosmont.
Two youngsters battled it out to take Headteacher’s Most Deserving Pupil with Molly Beautyman narrowly taking the top spot for being a fantastic role model to others and giving up her own time to help others both in and out of school.
Dale Milne won the Personal Challenge for giving back to the community which helped him and his family through the darkest times following a serious swimming accident.
Philanthropost Maureen Robinson was recognised for all she has done for Scarborough’s heritage and received the Good Deeds Award.
In the Uniformed Groups category, the 15th Scarborough Guides took home the award as guides and parents thank them for all they do for the group.
For more see The Scaborough News out Thursday April 21.