Two unsung heroes from Taunton and one from Bridgwater have been recognised today (Friday 6 March) with Pride Awards.
The awards which took place at Police Headquarters, Valley Road in Portishead were presented by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens to recognise silent start in our communities.
Award recipients were nominated by someone in their community for achieving great things or going above and beyond what is expected of them.
Denise Chidgey – Taunton
Denise Chiedgey, from Taunton, is recognised for her work as part of the Link Centre, which has seen a programme of activities introduced across Halcon Ward, Taunton and which has helped reduce anti-social behaviour during Halloween and Bonfire Night and provided diversionary activities during school holidays.
Kevin Sturney – Taunton
Kevin works tirelessly at Taunton Town FC, putting in many unpaid hours to try and bring the community together through sport.
He has worked with local schools and organisations to support putting Taunton, our county town, on the map.
His dedication, passion and enthusiasm are second to none, with very little recognition for the effort put in.
He has the aim, the goal and the aspiration to really make a difference.
Kevin has been described as a ‘true asset to the Taunton community’.
Tammie Daniels – Bridgwater
Tammie has shown a huge commitment to the children of the Hamp estate in Bridgwater. Up until last year, there was a distinct lack of activities available for the local children. Since then, Tammie has created a ‘play morning’ for local children. She secured the location and funding to run these events, with assistance from the Hamp Community Association. In between running these events, Tammie has also taken the time to set up and run toddler and parent mornings in the local church hall. She has asked for nothing in return, apart from seeing local children enjoying themselves.