Inspired. That was my word for this year and after attending The Breeze Local Heroes Awards on Thursday night at the stunning venue Manor By The Lake, I most definitely am.

The awards ceremony was a red carpet, glittering awards ceremony where the brightest lights of all were the incredible finalists and winners themselves.



The Breeze Local Heroes Awards is sponsored by Nuffield Health, a leading not- for -profit UK Healthcare organisation, which has been caring for people for over 60 years. The Awards provide the opportunity to bring the community together to recognise unsung local heroes, who have gone that extra mile for the sake of others. This year saw a record number of votes and culminated in the crowning of 10 inspirational individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions.



This year The Breeze has teamed up with Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice to raise much needed funds for the only palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the hospice. Alysia Cameron-Price, Community Fundraising said, “ We experience first hand the huge difference inspirational people in the county make to families we care for………. so we’re thrilled to be the partner charity for this year’s awards.”

The latest news in is that £2346 was raised on the night!



Beautifully hosted by Breeze presenters Craig Wright and Russ Wilcox and with a sumptuous three-course dinner and the best of live music, the evening was a real night to remember with the heart-warming stories of the finalists taking rightful centre stage.

Contribution to the Community Award sponsored by Cheltenham Borough Homes – Vanessa Worrell

Charity Champion sponsored by C.C.P – Paul Pegrum

Teacher of the Year sponsored by Funky Warehouse – Sally Lees

Child of Courage sponsored by Skechers UK – Skye

Young Person of the Year sponsored by Coop Midcounties – Aura

Parent of the Year sponsored by The Brewery Quarter – Shelly Lewis

Outstanding Bravery Award sponsored by Stroud Auction Rooms– Kate Pickering

Carer of the Year sponsored by Malvern View Care Home – Eileen Jones

999 Award sponsored by Eurolink Security and Technology – Jill Bundock

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by SW Domiciliary Care – Alice Reeve

Overall Hero – Eileen Jones



The Lady Janey blog proudly showcases and supports charities, organisations and individuals who selflessly go above and beyond any kind of normal service on day-to-day basis and yesterday’s Local Heroes Awards were no exception. Cin cin to all of the supporters, the organisers, the contributors, the sponsors and of course, most of all to the very worthy winners themselves! Here’s to you!













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