Best people and businesses celebrated at Pride of Warwick Awards - The Leamington Observer

Best people and businesses celebrated at Pride of Warwick Awards

Leamington Editorial 15th Sep, 2018   0

THOSE who make Warwick district a better place to live have been honoured.

The annual Touch FM Pride of Warwick District Awards, supported by Geberit, celebrate the best businesses, individuals and community organisations.

Touch FM chief executive Steve Orchard said: “These stories are about achievement, citizenship, teamwork, excellence and community spirit.

“Through events like Pride of Warwick District we aim to make people, businesses and organisations round here famous.”

2018 Winners

Business of the Year – Aubrey Allen

Small Business of the Year – Kenilworth Books

Business Person – Helen Barge

Hospitality Business of the Year – 3-D Lipo

Team of the Year – Zenzero Solutions

Customer Care Award – Kenilworth Books

Educator of the Year – Leamington LAMP

Young Achiever of the Year – Charlie Cree-Lekarla

Long Service Volunteer – Peter Bazeley

Carer of the Year – Rethink Warwick

Citizen of the Year – Adrian Barton

Community Impact Award – ILEAP

Warwick District Pride Award – Daniel Browne

Special Awards

Steve Atherton woke up on his 56th birthday and decided to take on 56 challenges in the coming year – from fire walking and driving a tank to running the London Marathon and swimming the Serpentine – to raise funds and awareness for those who find themselves homeless.

He supported and raised funds for Leamington charity Helping Hands, Shelter, and the Albert Kennedy Trust, which works with LGBT homeless youth.

Hannah Deacon showed unrelenting determination to overcome adversity to get her son Alfie the cannabis oil he desperately needed to treat his epilepsy and prevent him sometimes suffering hundreds of debilitating seizures a day. She campaigned nationally to try to change UK law, which included going to Downing Street where she presented the Prime Minister with a petition of more than 370,000 signatures.

Her efforts paid off and she succeeded in getting a long-term personal licence for medical cannabis in the UK, and thanks to her determination others are now able to get the same treatment in this country.

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