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Winners and nominees praised at the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards

The winners and shortlisted nominees of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards sponsored by Great Northern Group have been praised for their contribution to life in the Borough. 

 

Residents, groups and community heroes took their place in a showcase celebration event of the great and good with media partner West Bridgford Wire on December 8 at Rushcliffe Arena.

 

It celebrated the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses, organisations, environmentalists and the best of its health and wellbeing and food and drink sectors, mindful of the impact COVID-19 has again played on Rushcliffe communities this year. 

 

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The accolades were capped by Gordon Dyne receiving the Pride of Rushcliffe Award for over 20 years of support as a dedicated protector of wildlife in the Borough.

 

Described as a beacon of wildlife volunteering and knowledge to all in Rushcliffe for his decades of dedication, he is also Chair of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust South Notts Group, leads the Rushcliffe Nature Conservation Strategy Implementation Group and is warden for Wilwell Farm Cutting near Ruddington.

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Simon Robinson led the praise to all those shortlisted for an award and to the many local sponsors who supported the accolades.

 

He said: “Many congratulations to our winners and to all those who were shortlisted and nominated.

 

“Gordon’s story is just one wonderful example of the incredible spirit across the Borough and chimed so well with our environmental priorities as a Council. 

 

“The event highlighted so many who give so much to their community, group or organisation and particularly in what has been such another tough year for so many of us. 

 

“Whether volunteer, business owner or community hero, they are all making a difference to people’s lives and are hugely deserving of this recognition.

 

“Thank you to everyone who nominated a group or individual, it was wonderful to celebrate their achievements.”

 

Media partner West Bridgford Wire Editor Pat Gamble joined the congratulations.

He said: “The awards never fail to amaze me how much people achieve and do for others often for such little recognition, so it’s heartening we have taken another opportunity to highlight just some of those who shine bright in our communities. 


“There have been countless outstanding and inspirational stories in Rushcliffe since COVID-19 arrived but people have responded so positively whether volunteering or soldiering on safely in their industry or field. Well done to all.”

 

The awards winners and shortlisted nominees were:

 

  • Business of the Year, sponsored by Champions UK PLC

Winner: CHEFF, Lady Bay

Shortlisted:

Cotgrave News Shop

M.A Mills Funeral Service, Radcliffe on Trent 

Cllr Andy Edyvean collected the Business of the Year award on behalf of CHEFF
Cllr Andy Edyvean collected the Business of the Year award on behalf of CHEFF

 

  • Food and Drink Establishment of the Year sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council 

Winner: The Air Hostess, Tollerton

Shortlisted:

Café Piano, Radcliffe on Trent

Tea For Two, Cotgrave

The Air Hostess in Tollerton won Food and Drink Establishment of the Year sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council scaled
The Air Hostess in Tollerton won Food and Drink Establishment of the Year sponsored by Rushcliffe Borough Council

 

  • Environmental Project or Group sponsored by Streetwise Environmental 

Winner: Wild Things Keyworth 

Shortlisted:

Marc Morgan, The Sunshine Store, Radcliffe on Trent 

Oldershaw Trust Working Party, East Leake

Jennifer Manning Ohren with the Environmental Group of the Year award for Wild Things Keyworth with Nigel Carter from sponsors Streetwise scaled
Jennifer Manning-Ohren with the Environmental Group of the Year award for Wild Things Keyworth with Nigel Carter from sponsors Streetwise

 

  • Sportsperson of the Year award sponsored by Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Winner: Stuart Wood

Shortlisted:

Lizzy Edge

Max Stevens

Jonny Young collected Sports Person of the Year award on behalf of Stuart Wood scaled
Jonny Young collected Sports Person of the Year award on behalf of Stuart Wood

 

  • Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty 

Winner: Rosie May Tuk Tuk Volunteers

Shortlisted:

Avril Daniel, Wysall Food Bank

Alex Fray, Rushcliffe Squash Club

Rosie May Tuk Tuk Volunteers won the Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty scaled
Rosie May Tuk Tuk Volunteers won the Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty

 

  • Sports Team of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure

Winner: Keyworth Wildcats

Shortlisted: 

Edwalton Cavaliers

Rushcliffe Athletics Club COVID relay team

Keyworth Wildcats won Sports Team of the Year
Keyworth Wildcats won Sports Team of the Year

 

  • Community Group of the Year sponsored by Willmott Dixon

Winner: Kingston Village Events Team

Shortlisted: 

Cotgrave Community Kitchen

Bingham Events Group

Kingston Village Events team scooped Community Group of the Year sponsored by Willmott Dixon scaled
Kingston Village Events team scooped Community Group of the Year sponsored by Willmott Dixon

 

  • Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Proludic 

Winner: Paradise Allotments, Ruddington 

Shortlisted:

Cotgrave Community Garden

Snail and Rabbit, Lady Bay

Paradise Allotments from Ruddington won the Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Proludic Ltd scaled
Paradise Allotments from Ruddington won the Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Proludic Ltd

 

  • Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ideagen

Winners: Liv Steer and Finlay Traynor

Shortlisted: 

Sam and Andrew Plant

Hannah Simpson

Liv Steer and Finlay Traynor won Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ben Dorks of Ideagen PLC scaled
Liv Steer and Finlay Traynor won Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ben Dorks of Ideagen PLC

 

  • Pride of Rushcliffe Award sponsored by Great Northern Group

Winner: Gordon Dyne, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Willwell Farm Cutting 

Shortlisted:

Mike Elliott

Mark Ritchie

Tom Holodynsky from Great Northern Group Leader of RBC Cllr Simon Robinson Pride of Rushcliffe winner Gordon Dyne and Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Sue Mallender scaled
Tom Holodynsky from Great Northern Group, Leader of RBC Cllr Simon Robinson, Pride of Rushcliffe winner Gordon Dyne and Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Sue Mallender

 

 

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