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Home > News > Winners announced for the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards

Winners announced for the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards

Posted by on 19 October 2018 | Comments

The winners of the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards have been announced following a night of glamour and celebrations last night.

Yesterday evening, Thursday 18 October, the finalists for the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards gathered at St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh for a star-studded event to celebrate their outstanding efforts in the community.

The awards received over 150 entries and the church was packed with businesses and individuals who have all played a vital role in making the districts what they are today. You can watch a short video from the Awards Ceremony online.

Full list of winners and finalists:

Business in the Community Award - Babergh

Winner: Manish Patel, Shotley Stores

Winner: Mukunthan Thurairajah (Muku)

Business in the Community Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Cabbages & Kings and the Mix

Finalist: Orbital Media

Business Growth Award - Babergh

Winner: Suffolk Market Events

Finalist: Hollingsworths Store & Butchers, Chelmondiston

Finalist: Stour Sort & Sparkle

Business Growth Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Ocala

Finalist: C&K Meats Ltd

Community Group of the Year Award - Babergh

Winner: Stutton Community Shop CIC

Finalist: Ansell Memories Café

Community Group of the Year Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Information Line Volunteers – Suffolk Family Carers

Winner: Talk & Support Volunteers – Suffolk Family Carers

Community Spirit of the Year Award - Babergh

Winner: Joes Golf & Activity Park

Finalist: Shotley & Erwarton Good Neighbour Scheme

Community Spirit of the Year Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Redgrave Community Society

Finalist: Radio Stradbroke

Best Community Achievement Award - Babergh

Winner: Team Together Tuesday

Finalist: Kernos Centre (KERNOS)

Best Community Achievement Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Courthouse Café Volunteers

Finalist: Stradbroke Good Neighbours

Community Project of the Year Award - Babergh

Winner: Lavenham Community Land Trust

Finalist: Diane Chase & Audrey Lorford, producers of ‘Hintlesham & Chattisham, the story of two Suffolk villages’

Community Project of the Year Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Inspire Suffolk’s Princes Trust Team at Stowmarket

Finalist: Search for the Stars

Sporting Achievement of the Year Award - Babergh

Winner: Sudbury Cricket Club

Finalist: Kelly Mires, Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics

Sporting Achievement of the Year Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Mark Trent, Scorpion Martial Arts Academy

Finalist: Tim Carr, Claydon FC

Community Champion of the Year Award – Babergh

Winner: Norman Bugg, community volunteer

Finalist: Janet Dicks, Hollywood, Ansell Centre Hadleigh

Community Champion of the Year Award – Mid Suffolk

Winner: Irene Davis, community volunteer

Finalist: Roger Rehan, Founding trustee of Mid Suffolk CA

Finalist: David Goodlad, community volunteer

Volunteer of the Year - Babergh

Winner: Will Hunt, Cornard Dynamos

Finalist: Jane Snowdon, community volunteer

Volunteer of the Year - Mid Suffolk

Winner: Carol Prybus, Stowmarket Rookery Bowls Group

Winner: Chris Brook, Stowmarket Rookery Bowls Group

Special Recognition - Babergh

Winner: Caroll Reeve, Lavenham community volunteer

Special Recognition - Mid Suffolk

Winner: Kat Terry, community volunteer

Overall Star - Babergh

Winner: Will Hunt, Cornard Dynamos

Overall Star - Mid Suffolk

Winner: Redgrave Community Society

Cllr Julie Flatman, Mid Suffolk District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“Last night was about celebrating the real heroes and heroines who’ve done so much in our districts. We feel so proud to be able to offer these awards to recognise such outstanding achievements. We couldn’t have done it without any of our nominees or sponsors so well done to everyone involved!”.

Cllr Margaret Maybury, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“We’ve been able to celebrate those who do amazing things throughout our towns and villages, often unnoticed. This exciting and important work helps our communities thrive and makes a big impact in out districts. The look on people’s faces last night when they received their awards made the event and I’m sure that the happiness and memories will resonate long after the music and lights went down. Congratulations to all.”

Accompanying photography of the Stars of Babergh and Mid Suffolk awards including the winners can be found on the Councils Flickr pages and a video of the event is available on YouTube.