Mansfield and Ashfield celebrates unsung community heroes at Chad Pride Awards

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Mansfield and Ashfield came together last night to celebrate the work of unsung heroes across the district during the annual Chad Pride Awards.

The event saw, which took place at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, saw awards dished out in 12 categories ranging from sporting achievement, fundraising to courageous children and adults to inspiring members of the emergency services, teachers and carers or careworkers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Chad editor Phil Bramley said: “There are many reasons to be proud of our area, but the main one is the incredible people who live and work here to make it such a fantastic community.

“These awards are perhaps the most important that the Chad presents each year.

“They honour the brave and the determined, the ordinary people who do the special things that prove to be such an inspiration to us all.

“I am incredibly proud to be involved with these awards as they recognise our area’s TRUE heroes: the unsung people of courage and commitment who deserve recognition the most.”

The event was attended by more than 100 people from all ranges of the community who enjoyed a two course meal before the ceremony, which was hosted by Paralympic medalist Charlotte Henshaw and Chad news editor Stephen Thirkill.

For a full round up and pictures of the winner, see Chad on Wednesday.