Finalists revealed for the first Best of Wigan Awards
Entries have been pouring in and the shortlist can now be announced for the Wigan Observer’s inaugural Best of Wigan Awards.
Whether they have helped to save a life, raised money for a good cause, taken action to protect the environment, impressed in the sports arena or done another inspirational act, the nominees have all gone the extra mile.
The panel of judges was very impressed with all of the entries and the winners of each category will be announced during a special ceremony at the DW Stadium on Friday, December 2.
Judge Gaynor Clarke, chief reporter for the Wigan Observer and Wigan Post Weekly, said: “It is the first time we have held the Best of Wigan Awards and the standard of entries was fantastic. I always knew our borough was full of unsung heroes and our list of nominees certainly proves that.
"Good luck to everyone and thank you for making a difference.”
Tickets for the Best of Wigan Awards are now on sale at www.bestofwigan.co.uk
999 HERO AWARD
ACT OF BRAVERY AWARD – Sponsored by HW Moon Toyota
CHARITY FUND-RAISER AWARD
COMMUNITY CHAMPION – Sponsored by Fairhurst Accountants
Interact Northwest Ltd
FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Sarah Gee and Darren Barnett
The Sherburn Family
GRASSROOTS SPORTS AWARD – Sponsored by Wigan Warriors
GREEN CHAMPION AWARD – Sponsored by Wigan Council
Give it a Grow Wigan
Mosley Common in Bloom
Wigan Little Pickers
HEALTH HERO AWARD
Margaret Sanders, Rebecca Melling and Ellen Maxwell
INSPIRATIONAL YOUNG ADULT – Sponsored by Wigan and Leigh College
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Sponsored by Winstanley College
Brian Halliwell (Posthumously)
YOUNG PERSON OF COURAGE – Sponsored by St John Rigby College
PRIDE OF WIGAN – Sponsored by Wigan Athletic
Place 2 Place
To be announced on the night