A Place to Be Proud of Awards Basingstoke
Destination Basingstoke

2021 Winners

The winners of the Place to be Proud of Awards for 2021 were announced at live broadcast ceremony in April.

The Awards, sponsored by a range of local businesses and organisations and organised by Destination Basingstoke, was compered by twice previous award winner and 19-times world rowing record holder, Dave Holby-Wolinski, assisted by Felicity Edwards from Destination Basingstoke.

Unsung Hero Award

john lewis and waitrose basingstoke

Winner

Catherine Waters Clark

“Catherine Waters-Clark stood out because she is an inspiration to those around her and has worked tirelessly for the community in the face of real challenges. Her work has involved producing creative solutions to problems and she is a selfless individual.”

Runners Up

Arun Mummalaneni and Margaret Macklin

Young Role Model Award

Queen Marys College

Winner

Ben Soones

“Ben is a worthy winner and a role model to all of us, gifting his time, skill, and knowledge to the benefit of many young people across a wide geographical area. His generosity and willingness to support those around him mark Ben out as an exceptional young man who has led by example.”

Runners Up

Cameron Coveney, Michael Ellis, Louisa Riley and Aaron Langford

Arts and Entertainment Award

helping hands radio

Winner

Jodie Marsh-Hoffman

“What a fantastic opportunity for HHCR, Basingstoke’s Community Radio Station to have sponsored the Arts & Entertainment category of this year’s Destination Basingstoke’s A Place to be Proud of Awards. A deserved win for Jodie amongst such innovative entries. Huge congratulations from HHCR”

Runners Up

Josh Dixon, from Pumpkin Pantos and Overton TV

Community Project

Face TV Basingstoke

Winner

M3 Job Club

“A secure and fulfilling job often ensures not just personal and family stability, but the stability of community overall. Free access to resources, training and support is invaluable, especially during times of uncertainty. The M3 Job Club’s work is of consistent benefit to our local area, and were clear winners for this years Community Project Award”

Runners Up

Viables Community Centre and The Camrose Centre

Good Neighbour Award

Right At Home

Winner

Marilyn and Rodney Scott - The Evergreen Group

“ I’d like to congratulate Rodney and Marilyn for their fantastic efforts with their local community over the past 20 years. I was particularly impressed by the scope of the support they have provided to so many people in the Oakley"

Runners Up

Overton Cares  & Frank Mudd of PopUp Play Village

Life Time Achievement Award

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Winner

Ali Foss - QMC

“Ali Foss has been a fantastic ambassador for Basingstoke and especially the next generation, and we would like to thank her by presenting her a special lifetime achievement award to mark the end of over 30 years at QMC and as a as a real champion of young people and, as well as a thank you for many years supporting these awards,”

Health and Wellbeing Award

Lilly

Winner

The Basingstoke Covid-19 Vaccination Centres

“The centres are staffed by an incredible army of volunteers who have made a massive difference to the health of the community. Everyone involved is a truly deserving winner. And congratulations to the runners up and all those nominated in the category, for all that you do for our local community.”

Runners Up

Glenn Brailey and Elaine Tennison

Business and Community

Winner

The Limeleaf Restaurant

“The Limeleaf have shown generous community spirit in their support to local NHS workers, despite the challenges experienced in their own industry over the last year. To continue to focus on the wider Basingstoke community even as the business environment has been so difficult, is a credit to the Limeleaf team.”

Runners Up

Phillips Solicitors and Willows Coffee House

Parent in a Million

Basingstoke Gazette

Winner

Claire Weatherhead

“Claire is someone who despite great personal loss and challenges has always shown dedication to her family. Her caring nature is clearly infectious and the support she continues to give both to her children and her sister and her nine children is nothing short of heroic.”

Runners Up

Carol Soane and Katie Looseley

Fundraiser of The Year

beaufort financial

Winner

Richard Curtis of the Portsmouth Arms

“Richard has been an inspiration to so many over last 12 months and brought a real sense of community spirit and togetherness, even when we couldn’t be together in person. His support of local charities has made a real difference and raised awareness to those who need our support more than ever."

Runners Up

Debbie Loveridge & The ArkRiders

2020 Winners

The winners of the Place to be Proud of Awards for 2020 were announced at live broadcast ceremony on 15th July 2020, in a change to the usual live event at the Haymarket.

The Awards, sponsored by a range of local businesses and organisations and organised by Destination Basingstoke, was compered by twice previous award winner and 19-times world rowing record holder, Dave Holby-Wolinski, assisted by Felicity Edwards from Destination Basingstoke.

Unsung Hero Award

Festival Place Basingstoke

Winner

Claire Sutton from the Community Furniture Project

"Claire has had a huge impact , her enthusiasm and vision have inspire others and made a real difference"

Runners Up

Richard Curtis from the Portsmouth Arms and Laura Lodge

Young Role Model Award

Queen Marys College

Winner

Cameron Deakin

"Cameron is always positive, always puts others first and always is the best he can be inspite of the challenges he faces."

Runners Up

Joshua Dempsey and Lucy Colegate

Arts and Entertainment Award

Basingstoke Leisure Park

Winner

Helping Hands Community Radio

"In a short time they have made a big impact as a community resource."

Runners Up

BATS Next Gen and All in the Mind Festival

Community Project

Face TV Basingstoke

Winner

Red Box

"We believe they have achieved tangible change in something a little taboo,"

Runners Up

Basingstoke Foodbank and The Dragonfly Project

Health and Care Award

bmi hampshire clinic

Winner

Heartburn Cancer UK

Started locally but the impact has been nationally in improving awareness of this devastating disease."

Runners Up

Sarah Leaford and YPI Counselling

Business and Community

Basingstoke Together

Winner

Apollo Hotel

"They have supported so many local charities and recently become a Covid19 step-down hospital."

Runners Up

Basingstoke Sports Trust, Hair Lab and Phillips Solicitors

Green Champion Award

Basingstoke Gazette

Winner

Festival Place

"They have adapted as many measures as they can to be green for customers and tenants."

Runners Up

Festival Place Cleaning Team and Basingstoke and Deane Parks Team

Charity Of The Year

Winner

Basingstoke CAB

"A charity that works so hard for the community even more valued in the current difficult times."

Runners Up

From Leia With Love and The Aldworth School Charity Committee

Above and Beyond Award

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Winner

Nicky Blunden

"Nicky is a classic example of what above and beyond means, she has a job but goes way beyond her job description!"

Runners Up

Islam Jalaita and Mark Jones

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