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Meet the Winner of Winners at Pirate FM's Local Heroes Awards

Meet the Winner of Winners at Pirate FM's Local Heroes Awards

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:23am 8th April 2019. (Updated at 7:40am 8th April 2019)

Meet the man from Cornwall crowned 'Winner of Winners' at Pirate FM's Local Heroes Awards.

We know there are people all over the Duchy who go the extra mile to help others in our community.

We also know that some are doing quite extraordinary things, without even realising it!

On Friday 5th April we hosted our annual Local Heroes Awards at Tregenna Castle Resort & Spa in St Ives.

The awards are a great way for us to recognise the heroes of our communities and celebrate their achievements.

Among the winners was Matthew Kenworthy-Gomes, who was nominated for 'Inspiration to Others' by his husband, for his work with Cornwall Pride.

After losing his dad last year, the 34-year-old from Ventongimps near Truro, still managed to turn a one-day parade in Truro into a Duchy-wide celebration complete with bus tour.

He has also managed to secure rainbow benches for Newquay, raise thousands for charity and he spends hours helping vulnerable people connect.

And that is all outside of his full-time job...

"I just kind of do everything that I do to support other people, I just want to make sure that everyone has a life that isn't full of hate.

"Pride is the biggest one movement across the globe, so it can do more than just the LGBT community.

"That is why we have to stand in solidarity with anyone who has any oppression or any hate."

Matthew Kenworthy-Gomes

Husband Nathaniel says he's an inspiration every day.

"We got married two years ago and fortunately feel safe in our area, we were brought up in Newquay, but some people may not feel the same way.

"So what we are trying to deliver is a safe space in every town for everyone.

"Matthew really, really inspires me, he pushes me in many different ways, I love him with everything I have.

"He's about connecting all of Cornwall, and that's what Cornwall Pride is about, it's about everyone being connected."

Nathaniel Kenworthy-Gomes

Find more from our Local Heroes Awards here.

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