Yesterday evening (Thursday), finalists in the Melton Times Community Awards found out whether they were winners or runners-up in the 2015 Melton Times Community Awards.
They gathered, alongside event and award sponsors, at the Melton Vale Post-16 Centre in Burton Road for the presentation, hosted by group editor Mark Edwards.
Awards were given out following a Spanish-themed buffet and entertainment provided by musical duo Mambo Jambo.
Well done to everyone who took part, winners, runners-up and all other nominees. And thank you to everyone who took the time to make a nomination.
Here are the 2015 winners and runners-up:
Child of Courage – sponsored by Melton Meat Ltd
WINNER: Katie Spargo
WINNER: Jacob Watkins
Young Achiever – sponsored by Tesco Melton
WINNER: Heidi Coy
Runners-up: Will Graham and Kyle Liddington
Young Champion – sponsored by Melton Borough Council
WINNER: Toby Barnes
Runner-up: Sarah Lovegrove
Community Champion – sponsored by Melton BID
WINNER: 103 The Eye
Runners-up: The Fair Trading Post, The Roberts Family and Jim Pryce
Environment Award – sponsored by Melton Mowbray Town Estate
WINNER: Melton Community Allotment Project
Runners-up: Dinah Rudman and Whissendine Environment Group
Best Arts, Sports or Community Project – sponsored by Melton Mowbray Building Society
WINNER: The Storehouse
Runners-up: The Venue and 103 The Eye
Top Teacher – sponsored by Samworth Brothers
WINNER: Sarah Saunders
Runners-up: Jenny Smith and Andrina Terzza
Service with a Smile – sponsored by Bentons Estate Agents
WINNERS: Rachel Levis and Michelle Freer
Runners-up: Sophie Columbine and Rosemary Core
Community Spirit Award – sponsored by Mars Petcare
WINNER: Sage Cross Methodist Church
Runners-up: Melton Theatre front-of-house team and Melton Community First Responders
** Don’t miss next week’s Melton Times for full coverage.