Gordon announces his Local Heroes for 2014

Local heroes who have helped to make their communities a better place have been honoured at Gordon's annual award ceremony. Local_Heroes.jpg

There were five categories - Outstanding Young Person, Community Group, Community Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and for the first time ever a Lifetime Achievement award. 

Outstanding Young Person of the Year - Kirsty-Lee Topping (URPotential and Blackpool MYP)

Community Person of the Year - Caroline Wolf and Jayne Bentley (Mereside Children's Centre)

Volunteer of the Year - Susan Oldroyd (Blackpool Food Partnership and the Methodist Action Group)

Community Group of the Year - Mereside Children's Centre and Aspired Futures

Lifetime Achievement - David Burns 

Lifetime Achievement (Posthumous) - Chris Arkwright

Gordon, who runs the awards annually presented the winners with their ceteificates alongside the Mayor of Blackpool, Councillor Val Haynes.

Speaking after the event, Gordon said: "Blackpool on the map of giving and charitable activity, is right at the top of the table and year by year with the nominations for these awards and the numerous other awards in the town, you see that in the clearest light.

"It's a great tribute to the town and the individuals we have honoured tonight. 

"I think it sends such a positive message about Blackpool with the kinds of people and charities we have here.

"The awards are a great thing to do, especially at this time of year when it's good to think about the community."

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