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The Breeze Local Heroes 2019
The Breeze Local Heroes sponsored by Nuffield Health recognises inspirational and influential people in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Local Heroes celebrates the local people who make Cheltenham and Gloucester great!
We’re delighted to announce our winners of The Breeze Local Heroes 2019. This year we saw a record number of votes, thank you to everyone who voted in any of Local Heroes categories. You can still read each of the winner’s stories by clicking on the categories below.
Congratulations to our winners and our finalists for their achievements and for being our heroes in Cheltenham and Gloucester.
The 2019 award ceremony took place on Thursday 4th April at Manor By The Lake in Gloucestershire.
Manor By The Lake in Gloucestershire is the perfect luxury venue for all your celebrations, weddings and occasions, find out more on their website.
The Breeze Local Heroes 2019 is supported by Nuffield Health, one of the leading not-for-profit UK healthcare organisations, looking after people for more than 60 years.
Today, they run a network of hospitals, medical clinics, fitness and wellbeing clubs and diagnostic units across the UK. They also support businesses in looking after their employees by operating their fitness and wellbeing facilities services.
Through their experts, they link their sites and services up to offer connected healthcare provision, including nutritional therapy, emotional wellbeing, occupational health, comprehensive health assessments, personal training and hospital treatments. They also offer access to the largest network of physiotherapists outside of the NHS.
Please be aware some readers may find the Local Heroes nominees stories distressing.
Recognises a person or group who has made a difference in the local area. Sponsored by Cheltenham Borough Homes, providing great homes and stronger communities.
Winners: Vanessa Worrall
Finalist: Roger Bellairs
Recognise a special person for a prolonged period of working success either professionally or voluntarily. Sponsored by SW Domiciliary, providing friendly, high-quality home care to clients who want to remain independent by living at home but need some assistance.
Winner: Alice Reeve
Finalist: Val Lampitt
Recognises a person who has been an exceptional professional or voluntary carer. Sponsored by Malvern View Care Home, set in a spectacular location with panoramic views and offering full-time nursing care, respite care and end of life care.
Winner: Eileen Jones
Finalist: Zena Makey
Recognises an incredible child who has had exceptional courage in the face of adversity (15 & under). Sponsored by Skechers UK, find style and comfort at an affordable price in Regent Arcade.
Recognises that special parent who has dedicated themselves to family and others. Sponsored by The Brewery Quarter, Cheltenham’s destination to shop, dine, stay and play.
Winner: Shelly Lewis
Finalist: Marcus Jelfs
Recognises an outstanding teacher who has gone the extra mile, engaging and inspiring their students. Sponsored by Funky Warehouse, Gloucestershire's ultimate trampoline and soft play park.
Winner: Sally Lees
Finalist: Jacquie Boyer
Recognises someone who has faced outstanding bravery in the face of adversity. Sponsored by Stroud Auction Rooms, helping you get the best price for your valuables.
Winner: Kate Pickering
Finalist: Clare Young
Recognises an emergency service who has gone beyond the call of duty. Sponsored by Eurolink Security and Technology, protecting the things you care for most.
Winner: Jill Bundock
Finalist: Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service Against Cancer
Recognises a person or group who has made a consistent contribution to the charity sector. Sponsored by C.C.P. preventing homelessness, strengthening families, and promoting independence.
Winner: Paul Pegrum
Finalist: Adrian Mckie
Recognises a person who has displayed maturity beyond their years. Sponsored by Co-op Midcounties, developing young people and making a difference in the community.
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All proceeds raised were donated to Sue Ryder, our partner charity. Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is the only palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families. Their 16-bed hospice is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside which complements the specialist care and support they give to those with life-limiting conditions and their families.
"We take the time to understand what’s important to people and give them choice and control over their care. This might be providing care for someone at the end of their life, in our hospices or at home. Or helping someone manage their grief when they’ve lost a loved one. Or providing specialist care, rehabilitation or support to someone with a neurological condition." – Sue Ryder Charity
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