Local Heroes Awards 2017

Every year Eagle Radio ask it's listeners to nominate those in Surrey and Hampshire who champion the community and deserve some recognition. There are 12 categories to be nominated for including, Neighbour Award, Teaching Award and Fundraiser Award. The winners are chosen by a judging panel and are presented their awards in a glitzy evening ceremony in Guildford.
In the ceremony, the winner's remarkable stories are revealled to the audience with 12 short documentaries.
In 2017, I made these.

Special Award: Team Freddie

Mark, Bonnie, Emma and Debbie have been the team behind fundraising for Yateley's Freddie Hunt as he battles a brain tumour at just 2 years old. The team have put on a huge range of events and have managed to raise a staggering £470,000 which funded successful treatment in America for Freddie. As Freddie continues to recover, the team haven't stopped and have brought the cause to national attention. 

Fundraiser Award: Charlie Norton

Four years ago, Charlie’s close friend Matt took his own life. Charlie wanted to honour his friend’s memory in a way that would raise funds, but more importantly, awareness, so that others can be helped. Tappy Jam was born and now the annual skating event takes place at Farnborough skate park.

Charity Award:  Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is a charity that practically supports young people and families with autism. Sarah and Francis, the charity founders recognised a need in their local church to help families engage with the service and ever since the pair have been helping an average of 70 families each year. 

Sports Award: Lucy Pygott and Stacey Burrows

Lucy and Stacey were two hugely promising athletic stars in our community tragically taken too soon. Lord Sebastian Coe joins us and their parents for a truly deserved celebration of their sporting achievements. 

Team Credits

Greer Riddell

  • Message
  • Video Producer

Project Tags

  • localheroes
  • awardsceremony
  • documentaries
  • documentary
  • eagleradio
  • radio
  • surrey

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