Unsung heroes are recognised at the 2015 Melton Times Community Awards

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Mark Frisby, Christine Slomkowska and Patrick McCracken, of community radio station 103 The Eye, with the birthday cake celebrating its tenth year of broadcasting

Our annual gala evening shone a light on the amazing efforts of those who help make the Melton borough a great place to live.

Mark Frisby, Christine Slomkowska and Patrick McCracken, of community radio station 103 The Eye, with their awards and cake to celebrate the station's 10 years on air EMN-151016-115930001

Mark Frisby, Christine Slomkowska and Patrick McCracken, of community radio station 103 The Eye, with their awards and cake to celebrate the station's 10 years on air EMN-151016-115930001

There were nine award categories in all, with guests sampling some Spanish-themed food and music at Melton Vale Post 16 Centre before the handing out of awards .

Guests were entertained by acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo before the awards presented by the Melton Times’ group editor Mark Edwards.

Community radio station 103 The Eye were delighted to win our Community Champion Award, were highly commended in the Best Arts, Sports or Community Project category and also received the Melton Times Special Recognition Award - complete with a specially made birthday cake to celebrate the station’s tenth year of broadcasting. The station, which serves Melton and the Vale of Belvoir, launched on November 1, 2005.

Managing director Christine Slomkowska said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed to win our awards and it’s really nice to know that we’re appreciated for what we do.”

Proud youngster Toby Barnes (10) won our Young Champion Award for his volunteer work helping on the Melton Mencap summer scheme. Toby, who was with his proud parents, said: “I feel quite special to win the award. I just like working with people who have special needs. I’m going to put my trophy in my bedroom and take it to school to show my teachers.”

l For more see pages 18-20.