Hadley Park supports The Great Big Thank You Awards

Hadley Park hosts Shropshire’s Great Big Thank You Awards

Hadley Park House Hotel was delighted to support the inaugural Shropshire Star Great Big Thank You Awards. We welcomed award-winners and sponsors to the hotel last Thursday to celebrate and learn more about the awards and the very worthy winners.

Everyone enjoyed afternoon tea at our Shropshire hotel before moving on to the more formal awards ceremony which was held in our conservatory restaurant. There were nine different categories, all voted for by Shropshire Star readers. It was very much an emotional event as we all learnt about the winner’s courage, kindness and selfless devotion to their loved ones and local communities. At the ceremony, each winner was presented with a beautiful trophy which was handmade by the British Ironwork Centre at Oswestry.

As well as hosting this fabulous event, we were also delighted to sponsor the Outstanding Bravery Award.

Who were the worthy winners?

The winners of the Shropshire Star Great Big Thank You Awards were:

Sarah Copeland: Outstanding Bravery award sponsored by Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford – Sarah donated a kidney to her mother-in-law and subsequently changing her life.

Kim Fawke: Ambassador of the Year sponsored by Shropshire Star – Kim is the driving force behind the Telford Park Run which brings together hundreds of people each week.

John & Christine Greenhalgh: Community Champion Award sponsored by Wrekin Housing Trust – John & Christine are stalwarts of Age UK. Both are former trustees and also run a day centre.

West Mercia Search & Rescue: Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Choices. West Mercia Search & Rescue were recognised for their work searching the River Severn in the event of missing people who have fallen in.

Edd & Ruth Lowe: Fundraiser of the Year sponsored by Denso. Pub Landlords Edd and Ruth have raised thousands for the Help for Heroes charity.

Cuan Wildlife Rescue Centre: Environmental Champion sponsored by Denso. The Rescue Centre were awarded for the tireless work carried out by the volunteers rescuing sick animals.

Mckenzie Smith: Young Star Award sponsored by the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Mackenzie has overcome cerebal palsy to play wheelchair football, tennis and basketball.

Eileen Walton: Grandparent of the Year sponsored by Shire Living. Eileen has raised hundreds of pounds for Macmillan to help others.

Cheri Williams: Carer Award sponsored by Choices. Despite having her own health problems, Cheri looks after two grandchildren and still finds time to run community groups and raise money for charity.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Shropshire Star Editor Martin Wright. Find out more about the awards here: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2018/09/27/a-great-big-thank-you-as-shropshire-unsung-heroes-win-awards/

We look forward to the 2019 awards.

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