Winners of Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 15:49 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:00 20 July 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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We were proud to celebrate the incredible work of the area’s unsung heroes at the Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

The winners of the awards, which celebrate individuals, schools and groups who have made a difference to others and the community, were revealed at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City.

Gary Bailey, 35, won the Role Model of the Year award after he left his job as a policeman to set up Onslow St Audrey’s School Football Academy in 2013.

He also helps the pupils to develop life skills by dedicating his time off the pitch to helping them with applications to overseas academies and universities.

Geoff Rawlings won the Charity Champions award after being a staunch supporter of Welwyn Garden City’s Isabel Hospice.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

The owner of Best Digital in Welwyn Garden City has taken part in a number of fundraising challenges for the hospice and has so far raised an incredible £5,000.

Green Lanes Primary School won School of the Year after being described as having “a lively, fun and enthusiastic approach to learning” with teachers “always on hand to help”.

Jackie Stadward who is described as a “real gem to our community” won the Good Neighbour award after her kind acts were noticed by those living near her.

One example of the sort of good deeds she gets up to is when she helped an elderly gentleman during bad weather.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Vicky Woodcraft, a founder member of the local branch of Amnesty International and founder member of Herts Welcomes Syrian Families, was awarded the Service to the Community award.

Noel Kelly was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for 42 years of service to Monk’s Walk School.

Angela Gaughan took home Carer of the Year after doing an “incredible” job fighting for her nine-year-old autistic son’s rights.

The Valiant Volunteer award went to Daniel Smith who has “immersed himself” in every aspect of volunteering for Herts Young Homeless after the charity once helped him when he was homeless.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Mother-of-five Dawn Clarke won Parent in a Million after helping another family care for their three children like her own for three weeks whilst her friends child was in hospital.

Sadly the eight-year-old girl passed away and Dawn continued to help the family when the funeral came around.

Oliver Green won the Young Achiever award for being one of the country’s brightest squash stars.

Dementia Friend Anne Keller took home The Howard Centre Community Hero Award after helping in the local area in a number of ways, including supporting charities and helping children learn to read.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times editor Nina Morgan said: “We are proud to run these awards to celebrate all that is great about our community.

“There are so many unsung heroes out there who deserve recognition and this is what our awards are all about.

“It was a wonderful evening.”

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.Welwyn Hatfield Times Community Awards 2018. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography.

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