List of Pride of Bracknell winners

Published: 6 May 2013 09:300 comments

THE winners of the Pride of Bracknell Awards, held at Bracknell and Wokingham College on April 26, were as follows:

Lucie Bouron, 17, won the Young Sports Champion category at the Pride of Bracknell Awards

Adult Volunteer

Winner: Paula Ridgway (forrmer trustee at Home-Start Bracknell, among other voluntary commitments)

Runners-up: John Quinn (volunteer for Sebastian's Action Trust) and Mark Saunders (founder of Sandhurst Corp of Drums)

Young Volunteer

Winner: Paige Chamberlain (helps out at The Zone youth club in Great Hollands)

Voluntary Group of the Year

Winner: Bracknell CAB

Runner-up: Konnections (group for disabled children and their families, based at the Kerith Centre in Bracknell)

Sports Champion (adult category)

Winner: Don Werner (long-time volunteer judo coach at Pinewood Club)

Runners-up: Dave Allen (who organised 20 runs for the charity SANDS in memory of his baby daughter) and Amanda Parker (national and international trampolinist)

Young Sports Champion

Winner: Lucie Bouron (aged 17, disabled athlete who is a national table tennis and basketball player)

Runner-up: Tia Ruel (aged 15, disabled athlete who is a rising boccia star)

Education Champion

Winner: Gemah Allen (dance teacher at Artemis Studios, Bracknell)

Runner-up: Chris Harris (chairman of governors at St Michael's Primary, Sandhurst, for the past 25 years)

Retail Hero

Winner: Graham Oakley (general manager at Waitrose store, Bracknell)

Runner-up: Helen Biggs (from Body Shop, Bracknell)

Good Citizen

Winner: Jessie Ritchie (aged 93, has taken children with special needs to school for the past 42 years)

Runner-up: Michael Titheridge (helpful concierge at Ocean House, Bracknell)

My Hero

Winner: Carol Clayton (foster carer for 25 years)

Runner-up: Wally Harris MM (who is ever-cheerful and an inspiration, despite having cancer and being a carer for his ill wife).

Child of Courage

Winner: Jamie Turvey (four-year-old who has had a number of serious illnesses in his short life)

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