We’re all bombarded by bad news on a daily basis – but wonderful things happen in our community each and every day.
That’s why I’m celebrating the work of our Community Champions – people who make a real difference to our community in literally countless ways.
The list of winners is below, alongside something about the incredible work they've done for the community.
I applaud each and every one of them, and hope that they serve as an example for all.
Neil Gay, Beverley
For his decade leading Beverley Braves Rugby Club, including building a new clubhouse.
Paul Coe, Beverley
For his work keeping Beverley clean and tidy with the Beverley Wombles.
Diane Berry, Withernsea
For supporting, as a volunteer, the Church in Withernsea in the absence of a permanent vicar.
Cherry Tree Community Centre (Lisa Voase, Jo Ramsay & Helen Rawdon), Beverley
For the Cherry Tree Centre’s work with Beverley’s community, for those in need of food, career and money advice and youth work.
Steve Peirson, Cherry Burton
For being an organiser of countless events in Cherry Burton, including Christmas lights and other events, chairing the Parish Council and much more besides.
Michael Loncaster, Molescroft
For being an inspirational Head of Molescroft Primary, working tirelessly to create a safe, inspirational learning environment.
Mick Robinson, Aldbrough
For running events for the children of Aldbrough.
Martyn Eden, Hornsea
For his work with the Hornsea Urban Gardeners, making Hornsea a town which is always in bloom.
Jacky Stringer, Hornsea
For making Hornsea one of the best presented towns in Yorkshire.
John Whitehead, Skirlaugh
For leading the East Riding Federation of Young Farmers for many years.
Jayne Nendick, Withernsea
For providing vital care and support for Withernsea through SHoRes – a foodbank, social supermarket, working with HEY Credit Union and much more besides.
Darren England, Withernsea
For setting up a veterans group in Withernsea.
Joan Gale, Hornsea
For chairing Hornsea Lions and being on the committee of Hornsea Floral Hall
Harold Jobling, Hollym
For organising events for the rural community in Hollym including events, agricultural discussion groups, outings, education days on his farm and managing the regional agricultural training group.