Active Lifestyle Award winners for 2017

The winners of Telford’s Active Lifestyle Awards for 2017 were announced this week at a special ceremony at Oakengates Theatre @ The Place.

Active Lifestyle Award winners for 2017

The awards which have been running since 2009, celebrate individuals, groups and projects that have helped and encouraged others to lead a healthier lifestyle.

BBC Radio Shropshire presenter Vicki Archer hosted the awards ceremony, which was once again sponsored by RICOH UK Products Limited.

Councillor Arnold England, cabinet member communities, health & wellbeing, was there on the night, along the Mayor of the Borough of Telford and Wrekin.

Councillor England said: “We know it is important for us to lead active and healthy lifestyles and the impact this can have on our physical health and mental wellbeing. For many of us this is often easier said than done.  A little support and encouragement can make a big difference.

“These awards recognise and celebrate those people and projects that help and inspire others to lead more active and healthy lives.  All of the nominees should be proud of their achievements and applauded for what they do.  The winners were worthy winners though, and my congratulations go to them.”

The winners of Telford’s Active Lifestyles Awards 2017 are:

  • Celebrating Age - Penny Owen
  • Active Places - Wrekin View Primary School
  • Healthy Spaces - Shelter Wildlife Together
  • Young Volunteer - Josh Stirling & Luke Norwood (joint winners)
  • Volunteer - Nigel Heals
  • Community Event - Wellington Walkers are Welcome- Wellington Walking Festival
  • Neighbourhood Project - Brookside Big Local
  • Inclusive Community/Targeted Project - A Better Tomorrow
  • Inclusive Community/Established programme - Tackle Your Health
  • Inclusive Community /sport/activity specific - Shropshire Canicross & Delwyn & Charlotte Delo Randlay Colts  (Joint winners)
  • Sport Aspiring Talent - Jodi Bletcher
  • Arts Aspiring Talent - Samantha Henighan
  • Outstanding Contribution - Dave Rhoades & Mabel Finnigan (joint winners)
  • Active Lifestyle - Andrew Crozier

You can view the gallery of photos from the evening here