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Winners and nominees praised at the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards working with E.ON

The winners and shortlisted nominees of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards working with E.ON 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 yesterday (November 30) at Rushcliffe Arena in West Bridgford.

Rushcliffe Arena hosted the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards 2033 working with EON 1

It celebrated the Borough’s wonderful volunteers, businesses, organisations, environmentalists and the best of its health and wellbeing, sport and food and drink sectors. 

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Winner of the Pride of Rushcliffe Award, the evening’s most prestigious accolade, was Nicola Brindley who champions J9 and Tara’s Angels, training businesses and organisations in the Borough for free in her own time, creating a network of safe access spaces for survivors of Domestic Abuse.

Her work included an appeal for children affected by domestic abuse in their homes to receive Christmas gifts, that reached out to over 700 young people.

Leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council Cllr Neil Clarke 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 shortlisted nominees all of whom are so deserving of this recognition whether volunteering or leading by example in their chosen field.

 

“The evening was showcased the incredible people who make such a difference to people’s live in the Borough and it was a wonderful way to celebrate their stories and achievements, so important in making Rushcliffe a great place to live.

 

“This year’s Pride of Rushcliffe winner Nicola Brindley from Cotgrave supports domestic abuse survivors and her work to help protect vulnerable people is truly inspiring. 

 

“A thank you to E.ON and all sponsors, your support is hugely appreciated and for the roles you play in our communities.”

Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards said:

‘Huge congratulations to all the amazing winners and nominees of this year’s Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards.

‘We had an incredible evening hearing about the wonderful work they do for our community.

‘It’s great to see them recognised for the difference they make.

‘A special congratulations to Nicola Brindley for winning the Pride of Rushcliffe Award for her amazing work with Tara’s Angels and in rolling out the J9 programme.

‘Thank you to everyone at Rushcliffe Borough Council for organising a really special evening.’

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

He said: “This was a special night with so many brilliant stories, not just of the winners but of all the shortlisted people and groups too, it’s heartening we have taken another opportunity to highlight just some of those who shine bright in our communities. 


“Well done to all, you truly are all winners and thank you to the residents who nominated them for a record 350 nominations.”

 

The awards winners and shortlisted nominees were:

 

  • Business of the Year, sponsored by Rushcliffe Business Partnership

Winner: The Larder at Aslockton, Aslockton

Shortlisted:

Fordes Coffee, West Bridgford

Vale Clearances, Bingham

The Larder at Aslockton won Business of the Year 1
The Larder at Aslockton won Business of the Year

 

  • Food and Drink Establishment of the Year sponsored by E.ON

Winner: Tiffin Tea House, West Bridgford

Shortlisted:

The Atrium, Radcliffe on Trent

Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay

Tiffin Tea House won Food and Drink Establishment of the Year 1
Tiffin Tea House won Food and Drink Establishment of the Year

 

  • Environmental Project or Group sponsored by Leisure Energy

Winner: Friends of the Hook, Lady Bay

Shortlisted:

Radcliffe on Trent Conservation Volunteers

Friends of the Green Line, West Bridgford

The Friends of the Hook won Envrionmental Project or Group of the Year 1
The Friends of the Hook won Envrionmental Project or Group of the Year

 

  • Sportsperson of the Year sponsored by Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Winner: Lindsay Thorpe, Cropwell Bishop

Shortlisted: 

Barney Corrall, Gamston

Megan Stacey, Ruddington 

Lindsay Thorpe picked up the Sportsperson of the Year accoldade sponsored Holme Pierrepont 1
Lindsay Thorpe picked up the Sportsperson of the Year accoldade sponsored Holme Pierrepont

 

  • Sports Club of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure

Winner: Notts Gymnastics Club, West Bridgford

Shortlisted:

West Bridgford Tennis Club, West Bridgford 

Bingham Rugby Club, Bingham

Notts Gymanastics Academy won Sports Club of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure 1
Notts Gymnastics Academy won Sports Club of the Year sponsored by Lex Leisure

 

  • Young Person or Group of the Year sponsored by Ideagen 

Winner: Tollerton Primary School Girls Football Team, Tollerton

Shortlisted:

Nottingham Kayak Club, Junior Racing Group, West Bridgford

Aleesha Gadhia, West Bridgford

Tollerton Primary School Girls Football Team won Young Person or Group of the Year 1
Tollerton Primary School Girls Football Team won Young Person or Group of the Year

 

  • Community Group of the Year sponsored by Fairham

Winner: Countryside Enterprises CIC, Costock

Shortlisted:

Keyworth Community Projects, Keyworth

Wednesday Morning Coffee Club, Ruddington

Countryside Enterprises CIC won Community Group of the Year 1
Countryside Enterprises CIC won Community Group of the Year

 

  • Volunteer of the Year award sponsored by Rehab Beauty 

Winner: Mark Pinks, Ruddington

Shortlisted:

Norma Heard, Cotgrave

Catherine Fray, Ruddington

Deborah Edis and Chris Pinks collected the Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of Mark Pinks 1
Deborah Edis and Chris Pinks collected the Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of Mark Pinks

 

  • Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by Step Up Rehab  

Winner: The Joyful Jukebox, Keyworth

Shortlisted:

Sands Utd Nottingham, West Bridgford

West Bridgford Colts, West Bridgford

Project Three Minute, West Bridgford

The Health and Wellbeing Award was won by The Joyful Jukebox 1
The Health and Wellbeing Award was won by The Joyful Jukebox

 

  • Pride of Rushcliffe Award by Proludic

Winner: Nicola Brindley, Cotgrave

Shortlisted:

Chris Littledyke, Sutton Bonnington

Brian Lund, Keyworth

Mayor Cllr Debbie Mason and presented Nicola Brindley with the Pride of Rushcliffe Award 1
Mayor Cllr Debbie Mason presented Nicola Brindley with the Pride of Rushcliffe Award

 

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