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Local heroes honoured at 2018 Stars of the Stokes awards

Posted on Thursday 16th August 2018 at 10:05 pm by SH (Editor)

Stars of the Stokes 2018 winners.

The annual Stars of the Stokes Awards, hosted by actor Shaun Williamson, took place on Friday 15th June at the Aztec Hotel & Spa. The sparkling red-carpet event, now in its third year, recognises and rewards the achievements of members of our local community who either go out of their way to help others, or who face daily challenges of their own.

Nominations are invited from people living in the Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Patchway, Stoke Lodge, Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Frampton Cotterell and Winterbourne areas for one of eight categories including: Coach of the Year, Achievement Against the Odds, Star Teacher, Champion Carer, Parent/Guardian in a Million, Unsung Hero, Pre-School Carer and The Bailey Cooper Award for Young Heroes.

Andy Wynn, manager of the Willow Brook Centre, who created and managed the event, said:

“We received some truly fantastic nominations so choosing a winner for each category wasn’t easy. It’s humbling to know that we have such brilliant, selfless people in our local community, who prove themselves to be wholly deserving of the recognition bestowed by these awards.”

Last year, nine-year-old Bailey Cooper won the Achievement Against the Odds award for his bravery and spirit in battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Sadly, Bailey died on Christmas Eve and so a new category was created in his honour this year and his parents, Rachel and Lee, very proudly presented this award.

The event was supported by the Bradley Stoke Journal, Aztec Hotel & Spa, First Bus, Tesco Extra, Olympus Academy Trust, Carisway Facilities Support, Honeyfield Property Services and DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North.

More: Photos and details of all the award winners »

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Stars of the Stokes shortlist announced

Posted on Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 6:08 pm by SH (Editor)

Stars of the Stokes Awards 2016 presentation event at the Hilton Bristol Hotel.

The Willow Brook Centre has announced the nominations shortlist for the Stars of the Stokes 2018 community awards.

The programme, which recognises individuals who have shown outstanding community engagement and/or achievement of personal goals, is now in its third year. It is sponsored and promoted by a variety of local businesses, led locally by the Bradley Stoke Journal.

Andy Wynn, centre manager at Willow Brook, said:

“We have been delighted with the range of nominations this year, with more than 60 people having been nominated across the eight categories. In some categories we have been overwhelmed by the number and variety of nominations, with one category having more than 20 different people nominated. It has made the judging process harder than ever before, however we now have our shortlist and are in the process of contacting them all to invite them to the awards night at Aztec Hotel and Spa.”

“We are pleased that we are in a position to invite more people than in previous years to join us on 15th June and can’t wait for the awards night.”

The glittering event will be hosted by actor Shaun Williamson, best known for his role as Barry Evans in Eastenders.

More information and updates on this year’s awards can be found by visiting the Stars of the Stokes website, Stars of the Stokes on Facebook or @starsofstokes on Twitter.

Photo: Stars of the Stokes Awards 2016 presentation event at the Hilton Bristol Hotel.

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Nominations open for Stars of the Stokes 2018

Posted on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 9:00 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of all the finalists at the 2017 Stars of the Stokes Awards presentation evening.

Willow Brook Centre has once again launched its popular annual community awards programme, Stars of the Stokes.

2018 is the third year of the awards, which cover Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Patchway, Almondsbury and Frampton Cotterell and comes on the back of increased nominations in 2017.

Willow Brook Centre works with a variety of local businesses to sponsor and promote the awards, led locally by the Bradley Stoke Journal, and the awards night itself is broadcast live on Bradley Stoke Radio. Returning sponsors Olympus Academy Trust, Tesco Extra, Aztec Hotel & Spa and Carisway Facilities Services are joined for 2018 by First Bus and Honeyfield Property Services.

How to nominate

Shaun Williamson.

Members of the public are invited to nominate anyone from the local area who they feel deserves recognition for outstanding community engagement and/or achievement of personal goals. Nominations can be made on starsofthestokes.co.uk or by completing the nomination form on page 24 of the Journal magazine (out 3rd March*). The glittering awards night will be hosted by Shaun Williamson at Aztec Hotel & Spa on Friday 15th June. Shaun is best known for his role as Barry Evans in Eastenders, as a contestant in Celebrity Big Brother and as a satirical version of himself in the BBC sitcom Extras.

Andy Wynn, manager of Willow Brook Centre, said:

“Willow Brook is at the heart of the community and Stars of the Stokes has become an important part of our annual
calendar. It has been two years since we first launched the awards, and we have been delighted to see them grow each year, with over 300 nominations in the first two years, which has been amazing. We are forever grateful to the many local people who have gone out of their way to help us recognise local heroes.”

“We are delighted to work with our sponsors on this year’s awards, and are looking forward to seeing the nominations start to come in and meeting some more of the leading lights in our community on 15th June.”

More: The eight award categories for Stars of the Stokes 2018

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Local heroes honoured at 2017 Stars of the Stokes awards

Posted on Sunday 13th August 2017 at 11:35 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of all the finalists at the 2017 Stars of the Stokes Awards presentation evening.

Heroes from across the local area were honoured at a glittering presentation evening held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North Hotel on Friday 16th June.

Hosted by ‘Voice of the Balls’ and Strictly Come Dancing announcer Alan Dedicoat, the event recognised the outstanding community engagement and/or personal achievements of 18 finalists who had been nominated for the 2017 Stars of the Stokes Awards.

Star Teacher Award
Sponsored by Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants
Winner: MANDI MULLEY
Other finalists in this category: Julie Barnett and Tracey Foster

Young Hero Award
Presented by DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol North
Winner: KYRA MORLEY

Champion Carer Award
Sponsored by Tesco Extra Bradley Stoke
Winner: COREY CHADHA

Pre-School Carer Award
Sponsored by Almondsbury Garden Centre
Winner: JESSICA STONE
Other finalists in this category: Claire Hampton and Max Gallagher

Parent/Guardian in a Million Award
Sponsored by Olympus Academy Trust
Winner: SAMANTHA BIGWOOD
Other finalists in this category: Claire Crouch, Rachel Hollyman

Coach of the Year Award
Sponsored by Carisway Facilities Support
Winner: MARTIN LEE
Other finalists in this category: Charlotte Jones and Joanna Nowak

Achievement Against the Odds Award
Sponsored by Holiday Inn Bristol Filton
Winner: BAILEY COOPER

Unsung Hero Award
Sponsored by Aztec Hotel & Spa
Winner: KATHERINE ROBINSON
Other finalists in this category: Janine Smith and Dave Nash

More: Photos of all the award winners »

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