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Local Hero Awards
7:22am 2nd April 2012
(Updated 7:22am 2nd April 2012)
Cornwall honours its Local Heroes.
At a glittering ceremony the people who make a difference to lives in the Duchy have been revealed.
They include Kayleigh Bray from Redruth whose work with young people has kept them out of trouble on the streets.
And seven year old Oceanna Thomas who, despite a kidney transplant, has dedicated herself to raising money for other poorly children.
Also awarded at the Pirate FM bash in Newquay, Linda and Colin Wheeldon who have fostered 38 children in the last seven years:
"We wanted to give something back to other people. Because it's not just the children, it's the parents and even the grandparents that it can affect as well."
"You do this thing but you don't think you're going to get recognised for it. But it nice to get something like this"
The couple also scooped the winner of winners award.
Here is a full list of winners:
Child of Courage - Oceanna Thomas
Bravery Award - Sophie Moss from Blackwater
Cornish Coastal Rescue Award - David Jackson MBE from the Land's End Cliff Rescue service
7:22am 2nd April 2012
Sports Achievement - Matthew Robinson
Carer of the Year - Lynn Bartrip-Kay
Parent/Guardian of the Year - Colin and Linda Wheeldon from Newquay
Inspiration to Others - Kayleigh Bray from Redruth
Good Neighbour Award - Darren Longar from Camborne
Fundraiser of the Year - Iris Billing from St Austell
Environmental Award - Vaghan Curnow
Young Person of the Year - 21 year old Hannah Underhill
Emergency Services Award - Dr Aylur Rajasri and Team
Teacher of the Year - Nicky Sutton , teacher of expressive arts at St Francis C of E in Falmouth
Boss of the Year - Neil Slade at the Greenlawns Hotel in Falmouth
Winner of Winners - Colin and Linda Wheeldon from Newquay
Lifetime Achievement Award - Eddie Farwell, founder of Children's Hospices South West.
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