Pride of Bracknell Awards

Posted: May 2, 2014

Bracknell’s MP, Dr Phillip Lee, was honoured to be on the judging panel for this year’s Pride of Bracknell awards. Dr Lee attended the awards ceremony on Friday 25th heroines of the local area. The evening paid tribute to the finalists whose selfless acts have impacted positively on the lives of those around them. April. Held annually, the awards celebrate the unsung heroes and heroines of the local area. The evening paid tribute to the finalists whose selfless acts have impacted positively on the lives of those around them.

The prestigious event was held at Bracknell and Wokingham College, where nominees, guests, judges, sponsors and other attendees were treated to a three-course meal prepared by students and with food provided by Waitrose. Attendees were also treated to lively entertainment from Bracknell and Wokingham College students as well as local magician Iain Bailey. BBC Radio Berkshire presenters Andrew Peach and Ady Williams, the former Reading Football club captain who grew up in Bracknell, were comperes for the evening.

A record number of entries were received this year, as nominated for by the readers of the Bracknell News. The judging panel had the difficult task of selecting a shortlist of 20 finalists from the 120 nominations. The 11 categories included volunteering, education, sport, retail and Child of Courage.

Winners on the night included four-year-old Millie-Angel Woodward-Brown, who won the My Hero category after reacting quickly and calling an ambulance after her mother suffered from an epileptic fit. Ranelagh School’s headteacher, Kathy Winrow, was awarded the Education Champion award after 22 years at the school. Kathy was heralded as having made an important contribution to the live of thousands of children during her tenure at the school.

Dr Lee commented: “The Pride of Bracknell Awards are a fantastic way of celebrating our local heroes. Meeting with some of the selfless and giving people who populate our area was humbling and extremely moving. I was proud to attend this great community event and offer my warmest congratulations to all the winners and nominees.”

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