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Local heroes honoured at 2019 Stars of the Stokes awards

Posted on Saturday 3rd August 2019 at 9:53 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of all the award winners.

The fourth annual Stars of the Stokes awards evening was held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa on Friday 21st June. This year’s sparkling red-carpet event was hosted by ITV’s The Chase star, Paul Sinha, who presented the awards to the winners in each of seven categories. The evening recognises and rewards the achievements of members of our local community who either go out of their way to help others or face daily challenges of their own.

Nominations are invited for people living or working in the Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke, Stoke Lodge, Stoke Gifford, Patchway, Frampton Cotterell and Winterbourne areas for the following categories: Champion Carer, Parent / Guardian of the Year, Star Teacher, Achievement Against the Odds, Young Hero of the Year, Coach of the Year and Unsung Hero.

This year, 130 people were nominated across the seven categories, with more than twenty nominations received in three of the categories. The evening celebrated twenty-six of the leading lights in the community who were short-listed and publicly thanked and acknowledged for their contributions.

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

“It feels like Stars of the Stokes has come of age with so many worthy people being nominated. All the nominations are people who make a difference to others’ lives and are all people who deserve recognition. I wish we could recognise them all this evening. It is a privilege to read through the nominations and the process is incredibly rewarding and heart-warming. Everyone nominated is because someone, or some people, think that they make a difference to the community, that they make others’ lives better, or, that they do more than most and deserve recognition for what they do. Congratulations to everyone short-listed and, of course, to our winners.”

More: Photos and details of all the award winners »

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Final call for Stars of the Stokes nominations

Posted on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 9:56 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of the Stars of the Stokes Awards 2018 presentation night, held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa.

Local residents have just a few more days to make nominations for the 2019 Stars of the Stokes community awards, as the closing date of 10th May draws near.

Photo of Paul Sinha.

Shortlisted nominees will be honoured at a glittering black tie awards night to be held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa on 21st June.

The event will be hosted by comedian and quiz player Paul Sinha, best known for his role as the fourth chaser in ITV’s popular quiz show ‘The Chase’.

The awards, now in their fourth year, are promoted by the Willow Brook Centre and sponsored by local businesses, including the Bradley Journal and the Stoke Gifford Journal.

For more information about the Stars of the Stokes Awards or to make a nomination, visit starsofthestokes.co.uk

The awards categories are:

  • Star Teacher
  • Champion Carer
  • Pre-School Carer of the Year
  • Parent/Guardian in a Million
  • Achievement Against the Odds
  • Coach of the Year
  • Bailey Cooper Young Hero
  • Unsung Hero

Photos: 1 Stars of the Stokes Awards 2018 presentation night at the Aztec Hotel & Spa. 2 Paul Sinha.

This article originally appeared in the May 2019 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine (on page 28). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH (except August), to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Nominations open for Stars of the Stokes 2019

Posted on Saturday 9th March 2019 at 6:58 pm by SH (Editor)

Stars of the Stokes 2018 winners.

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

2019 is the fourth year of the awards, which cover Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Patchway, Almondsbury and Frampton Cotterell and comes on the back of increased nominations each year.

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 Stoke Gifford Journal, and the awards night itself is broadcast live on Bradley Stoke Radio. Returning sponsors are Olympus Academy Trust, Tesco Extra, Aztec Hotel & Spa, Carisway Facilities Services, First Bus and Honeyfield Property Services.

Stars of the Stokes 2019.

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 the Stars of the Stokes website or by completing the nomination form in the March issues of the Journal magazines. The glittering awards night will be held at the Aztec Hotel & Spa on Friday 21st June.

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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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