Community heroes from across the District were recognised at a glitzy ceremony for the 2018 Pride of Tendring awards.
Those receiving awards came from a wide range of organisations and charities from throughout Tendring, and received their accolades in front of more than 200 people who packed into the glittering ceremony at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on February 23.
The event was organised by Tendring District Council (TDC) for the seventh year to throw the spotlight on some of those who do so much in the community.
The Pride of Tendring awards were this year sponsored by Orsted (formerly Dong Energy) along with East of England Co-op Funeral Services, and supported by the Princes Theatre and Love to Shop Local.
Entertainment was provided by Stagestruck Academy and 10DC.
A specially composed Tendring Fanfare premiered on the night and was played as each recipient went up to accept their award. Commissioned by TDC Chairman Mark Platt, it was written by Craig Sanders, a percussionist in the Royal Marines Band and son of Pride of Tendring recipient Antony Sanders of Tendring Brass Band.
The recipients were all nominated by Tendring District Councillors.
Cllr Platt said the 17 recipients do what they do for no reward.
“They are thoroughly deserving of the accolades they will be receiving, and it is a small thank you for everything they do for our society,” he said.
“Each and every one of them has made a real difference and they represent a wide variety of groups and organisations from our towns and villages.”
The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was County Councillor Alan Goggin.