Shortlist announced for the Spirit of Tamworth Community Awards

Monday, 14th January 2019

THE shortlist has been announced for the 2019 Spirit of Tamworth Community Awards and everyone shortlisted gets to attend the event for FREE!

Now in its third year, the Spirit of Tamworth Awards, which is presented by Tamworth Round Table, recognises unsung heroes in our community and showcases their achievements at a free to attend gala evening at Drayton Manor on Friday 1 February.

The finalists this year for each category are:

Child of The Year

  • Amelia Eldred
  • Lacey Mae Hale

Spirit of Youth

  • Damian Beauchamp
  • Megan Mcnab
  • Will Hopkins
  • Ben, Kaytee & Joshua Welch

Charity Fundraiser

  • Drew Loveday
  • Sue Mccarthy
  • Santas Little Helpers
  • Damian Bate
  • Green Turtles Swimming Club

Carer of The Year

  • Ann Brown
  • Carol Griffiths
  • Dylan & Trey Buchanan

Coach / Instructor of the Year

  • Michelle Darlaston
  • John Gravenall
  • Josh Allsop

Volunteer of The Year

  • Susan Hollis
  • Simon Gilliver
  • Sheila & Sid Scott
  • Darren Bates

Community Group Of The Year

  • Simons Heroes
  • Lions Club
  • Tamworth Civic Society
  • Together 4 Tamworth

Sports Team / Person of The Year

  • Lizzie Edden
  • Monty Orton
  • TRUFC Girls
  • Tamworth Boxing Girls – Georgia Keast, Georgie Belt, Patrycja Gnatowska

Dance / Drama Group of The Year

  • Just Perform
  • Stage It
  • T.A.C.T

999 Award

  • Kelly Davis
  • David Chiles
  • Tame Community First Responders

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Christine Harris
  • Keith Dawson
  • Dave Benton

Teacher of The Year

  • Miss Crook
  • Louise Meakin
  • Eve Bryan, Kerry Davies and Nikki James

Business In The Community

  • Oceans Of Tamworth
  • SL Flooring
  • Fallen From Grace
  • Tamworth COOP

In addition to the individual categories, there will also be a ‘Shining Star’ award, where a winner will be picked from all the nominations.  This award is Sponsored by Tamworth Ladies Circle who is a member of the Round Table family and heavily support the awards.

The video below has subtitles, so if you want to watch without sound, just turn them on.

Chairman of Tamworth Round Table

Tamworth Informed are one of the sponsors of the event this year and we are so happy to be involved.  We feel that these awards really encapsulate what we are about, celebrating the good about Tamworth as much as we can, whilst balancing the need to bring you factual news.

Other main sponsors are Drayton Manor, Namco Funscape, Clean Cut Catering and Expand Digital.  There is also a sponsor for each of the awards and we will be bringing you more information about each of these in the coming weeks, along with their individual videos below.

Awards Sponsor - Namco Funscape

Shining Star Award Sponsor - Tamworth Ladies Circle

Carer of the Year award sponsor - Roasters of Tamworth

Teacher of the Year award sponsor - Top of the Class Private Tutoring

Volunteer of the Year award sponsor - Oceans of Tamworth

Dance / Drama Group of the Year sponsor - Oscar Pet Food Lichfield and Tamworth

Community Group of the Year award sponsor - RST Midlands