GALLERY: Winners of County Times Community Awards

The seventh annual County Times Community Awards celebrated the very best of the Horsham district in an emotional ceremony on Monday (November 16).

Held at the Capitol, 15 local people or groups were awarded for their contribution to community life.

West Sussex County Times Community Awards 2015. The Ariel Company Theatre Othellos, who performed and received a standing ovation during the ceremony - picture by Josh Smith for SMedia Group

West Sussex County Times Community Awards 2015. The Ariel Company Theatre Othellos, who performed and received a standing ovation during the ceremony - picture by Josh Smith for SMedia Group

Today’s County Times features a special eight-page souvenir supplement to mark the event.

And the gallery above shows the images of all the deserving winners on the night.

Full list of winners:

Outstanding Teacher

Winner: Paul Sweeney

Sponsor: Wakefield Jewellers

Friend of the Environment

Winner: David Spreadbury-Troy, Ingfield Manor School

Sponsor: Etc magazine

Best Community Organisation

Winner: Phoenix Stroke Club

Sponsor: Ringway

Health Worker Award

Winner: Leigh Robins, Horsham Hospital midwife

Sponsor: Contemporary Garden Rooms

Best Fundraiser

Winner: Cpt David Owen from Steyning. Sponsor: Am

Charity of the Year

Winner: St Catherine’s Hospice

Sponsor: The Capitol, Horsham

Good Sport Award

Winner: Paul Showell, teacher at Southwater Junior Academy

Sponsor: Places for People

Care for Animals Awards

Winner: Holbrook Animal Rescue

Sponsor: More Than

Best Neighbour

Winner: David and Hazel Kirkwood from Coldwaltham

Sponsor: Saxon Weald

Volunteer of the Year:

Winner: Joe Brocking, St Catherine’s Hospice driver

Sponsor: UK Power Networks

Best Volunteer Group

Winner: The Ariel Company Theatre Othellos Buddies

Sponsor: Rotary Club of Horsham

Public Service Award

Winner: Jan English, work experience officer

Sponsor: Horsham District Council

Local Hero

Winner: Helen Ralston, magistrate, parish councillor and charity volunteer

Sponsor: The Holbrook Club

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Alyson Heath, retiring headteacher of St Mary’s CofE School, Pulborough

Sponsor: Guy Leonard

WSCT Achievement Award

Winner: Joyce Brown, volunteer at St Mary’s Church, Horsham

Sponsor: West Sussex County Times

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