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Winners of this year's 'A Place To Be Proud Of' awards announced

This year's winners - picture credited to Jonny Freeman

The winners of this year's A Place To Be Proud Of awards in Basingstoke have been announced.

They were revealed in a special ceremony at The Haymarket in Basingstoke this evening (Thursday 6th June).

You can take a look at a full list of the winners and nominees below.

A PLACE TO BE PROUD OF AWARD WINNERS 2019

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Exit 6 Film Festival

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Arun Mummalaneni

HEALTH & CARE

Thrive

BUSINESS & THE COMMUNITY

Basingstoke Sports Trust

ABOVE & BEYOND

Maxine Hart

UNSUNG HERO

Fred Gifford

YOUNG ROLE MODEL

Haydn Sheppard

COMMUNITY PROJECT

Basingstoke Sports Trust

GREEN COMMUNITY AWARD

Inspero's Nature2Nature Forest School Programme

(Above: This year's awards ceremony programme - picture credited to Jonny Freeman)

REACTION

The winner of the Unsung Hero award, Fred Gifford, spoke to our reporter Jonny Freeman after the ceremony:

We also heard from Haydn Sheppard, who took home the Young Role Model prize, sponsored by The Breeze and Queen Mary's College:

Felicity Edwards from Destination Basingstoke is involved in organising the event - she told us why it always proves to be so special:

You can find out more about the awards here.

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