2016 Cheshire Local Hero Awards, Tytherington Club, Macclesfield
PUBLISHED: 00:00 28 November 2016
Saluting exceptional people
2016 Cheshire Local Hero Awards
Awards ready to be presented
Trevor Green, Councillor Phillip Bolton, Councillor Olivia Hunter (Mayor of Cheshire East) and Ron Smith (Chairman of Dee 106.3 and Silk 106.9)
Dale Swindells (Silk 106.9) with winner of the Volunteer of the Year award, Robert Hope, and Chris Talbot
Simon Felton (right) scooped Neighbour of the Year award
Warrior Martial Arts scooped Business of the Year award, presented by Silk FM's Dale Swindells (on left)
Dale Swindells with winner of the Parent/Guardian of the Year award, Ann-Marie de Sousa (on right)
Casey McDermott (centre) was awarded Teacher of the Year
Dale Swindells joins the winner of Young Achiever of the Year, Aaron Donnelly
Dale Swindells (Silk 106.9) and Paul Bates with Councillor Olivia Hunter (Mayor of Cheshire East. centre), who collected Ryan Knightingale's award on his behalf after winning Carer of the Year
Champion Child award was awarded to Ben O�Brien (in centre)
Dave Kari (third from left) and Amanda Kari picked up the Sports Person of the Year award
The Act of Courage award was presented by Dale Swindells (Silk 106.9) to Matt Jones, Steve Davies, Karen Espley and Jonathan Slack
Dale Swindells (Silk 106.9) with the family of Tom Jackson, who was awarded the Pride of Cheshire: Olivia, Sandra, Daniel and Les Jackson
Unsung Cheshire heroes and their outstanding achievements were celebrated at the annual Cheshire Local Hero Awards. Held at the Tytherington Club in Macclesfield, the event, hosted by Cheshire radio station Silk 106.9 and sponsored by Cheshire East Council, saw a dozen awards handed out to some of the county’s most deserving people.
During the evening, £470 was also raised for Cheshire Young Carers.
A particularly poignant moment on the night was when the Pride of Cheshire award was given to the family of Congleton man, Tom Jackson, 30, who died after trying to save fellow backpacker Mia Ayliffe Chung, 21, as she was stabbed to death in Australia earlier this year.