The everyday heroes rockin’ our island

The Heroes in the Community Awards returned to the Empress Hotel on 10 November to recognise incredible local guys ‘n’ gals who do extraordinary things for the island’s community.

The awards also celebrated dedicated family members who have gone above and beyond for their relatives and youngsters who have shown true bravery in the face of adversity.

Hosted by Manx Radio’s Chris Kinley and Emma Blackburn, this year’s gala ceremony had a rock ‘n’ roll theme, complete with chequered dance floor and boppin’ live entertainment.

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, other local companies and attendees, the event also raised more the £10,000 for Dream Catcher!

Heroes in the Community 2018 Winners

Skywind Group Child of Courage – Leon McEleney & Hayden Sweeney
Absolute Scaffolding Heart of Gold – Helen Walmsley
Microgaming PlayItForward Teacher of the Year – Kelly Charman, Bright Beginnings
Ramsey Crookall Grandparent of the Year – Laura Lawson
Ambitions Recruitment Parent of the Year – Jo Fenton
Wi-Manx Dedication to the Arts – Steve Brookes, The Studio Theatre
Jacksons Dedication to Sport Over 18 – George Peach, Southern 100 Club
Manx Radio Dedication to Sport Under 18 – Sean Jackson
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Dedication to the Community – Julie Marshall
KPMG Dedication to Equality & Diversity – Adrian Untisz, The Community Farm