MORE than 200 people packed into the Dome Cinema on Sunday for the Herald & Gazette Community Stars awards ceremony.
The fifth annual event was a celebration of amazing individuals and organisations going the extra mile on a daily basis to make West Sussex a better place.
Meridian’s Fred Dinenage returned as the compere and talked the audience through a bevy of touching and inspiring stories before presentations were made by the sponsors of each award.
Every single person nominated in the 14 categories came as a result of somebody noticing the good work that they do, and taking the time to put pen to paper and post nominations in.
The winners were:
Super Senior, Ron Battell
Sporting Achievement, The Wondergirls and Boys
Charity of the Year, Canine Partners
999 Award, Jordan Bain
Arts and Entertainment, Dave Benson Phillips
Carer of the Year, Debbie Sumner
Best Friend, Danielle Sayers
Best Volunteer, Peter Averillo
Mini-Heroes, Henry Thorne
School Star, Rachel Sim
True Inspiration, Wendy Sykes
Best Community Event, Worthing Lions Seafront Festival
Health Heroes, Selden Medical Centre
Star of the Community, Jennie McNair
Herald & Gazette Award, Jeanette Jones
For the full report, pick up a copy of this week’s paper, out Thursday