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Local Heroes 2016 - Celebrating Surrey & Hampshire's Community Champions


Eagle Radio's Local Heroes 2016

On Tuesday evening, we hosted a glitzy award ceremony at G Live in Guildford where our Local Heroes were recognised and some special guests provided an evening of top class entertainment.

We were joined by the incredible Mel C! After their amazing performance in 2014, the magical Military Wives Choir, returned to Local Heroes. We were also joined by brilliant band, Fuzz Universe in what wasa night to remember!

You can look back at how the action unfolded by following us on Facebook and Twitter via #EagleLocalHeroes.

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Below is the list of winners, a bit about why they won and a word from our sponsors.

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The Winners

Charity Award: Crossroads Care Surrey

Based in Leatherhead, Crossroads Care Surrey provides much needed care for the carers in Surrey. They employ 150 support workers to help those quiet everyday heroes.

Without Crossroads, many local carers would be completely without support but it's thanks to them that Surrey's guardian angels are given a helping hand.


Inspiration in Business Award: Nicky Woodhatch

Nicky runs a series of pregnancy and baby classes in Guildford, Godalming and Cranleigh called "Mummas and Beans". 

Nicky is not in this business to make money, but she does make a huge difference to local mums and their families.

Sponsored by:

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Young Person Award: Chloe Boyes

Chloe lost her dad, Steve, three years ago to Motor Neurone Disease.

She is an incredibly strong young lady and has become a champion fundraiser for Woking and Sam Beare Hospices.

Sponsored by:

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Music and the Arts Award: Neil Braybrooke-Tidy

Neil has devoted 10 years to the Redz Academy of Dance and Performance.

What's he's created in Redz is more than an academy, it's a second family to many and it's all thanks to his hard work and devotion to the arts.

Sponsored by:

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Special Award: Charlie Prunty

Charlie was nominated after she helped a complete stranger through a terrible time. In the middle of rush hour, Michelle had just become the victim of a car robbery and she was all alone in the morning traffic.

Charlie was there for her when no-one else was. She is Farnborough's very own guardian angel and an incredibly special person.

Sponsored by:

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Sports Award: Andre Daltrey

Andre has been running the A.R.D Training Camp for over 26 years and is one of the few local professional boxing coaches.

Selflessly committing his time and energy to the sport, Andre has built the new renowned club from the ground up.

Sponsored by:

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Volunteering Award: Graham Foxwell

Despite working full-time, Graham tirelessly volunteers with the young people of Yately, Frogmore and Darby Green. 

Never shying away from a challenge, he is the voice and inspiration for many local young people as well as a trusted colleague, youth worker and manager.

Sponsored by:

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Teaching Award: Father Andrew Ebrahim

For fifteen years, Father Ebrahim has been a dedicated RE techer at Salesian School in Chertsey but he's much more than that.

His nomination went as far to say that he should recieve "person of the century".



Neighbour Award: Carole Bingham

Carole was nominated for the award because she is always there for others.

She helps out her older neighbours, or "biddies" as she affectionately calls them, as well as working mums and young families.

She is one of our incredible local heroes and her neighbourhood family would not be the same without her.

Sponsored by:

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Military, Nursing and Emergency Services Award: Rowan Roberts

"Safe Drive Stay Alive" is an education based theatre company that provides safety awareness to young people and positively influences local attitudes towards driving.

Without a doubt, the show has saved countless lives on Surrey and Hampshire's roads.

Sponsored by:

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara Bennett

Barbara started fostering and childminding in June 1966 and this year marks 50 years of her dedication to young children and their families.

Barbara has cared for approximately 300 children but sys she will continue with respite care as these families really need her help. She's an inspiration to us all.

Sponsored by:

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The Live Acts

Fuzz Universe

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Military Wives Choir

Kelvin Jones performing for Local Heroes

Mel C

Melanie C performing for Local Heroes

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