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A celebration of the kindness of other
people from within our community.

The winners of the inaugural Rochester Local Heroes were announced during a gala presentation on 2 October at St Margaret’s Church. More photos will be uploaded soon – and the winners are shown below.

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BEST BUSINESS

SPONSORED BY BARKERS
Is there a business that has supported the community beyond its normal remit?

NOMINEES: Rose Studios Photography; Copenhagen Blue;

Naked Products Co; Ginger Lily Florist; Taylor Williams Photography;

Karsons Pharmacy; Rico Sabor; Austens

WINNER: KARSONS PHARMACY

BEST GRASS ROOTS ORGANISATION
SPONSORED BY LOVE BROWNIES
Who’s been making a change for the better from the ground up?

NOMINEES:  Friends of Rochester Churchfields & Esplanade (FoRCE); 

St Margaret’s School, Troy Town; Medway Pride Radio; Medway Rugby Club; Intra Arts

WINNER: MEDWAY PRIDE RADIO


BEST CHARITY
SPONSORED BY CO-OP DELCE ROAD
Which local charity organisation deserves recognition?

NOMINEES: Nucleus Arts; Wisdom Hospice Shop;

My Shining Star UK; Club Ausome Medway

WINNER: CLUB AUSOME

BEST CARER

SPONSORED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF ROCHESTER

Professional or otherwise, who deserves to be recognised for their kindness?

NOMINEES: Jane Baker-Davies; Rachel Butler; Shannon Burns; Lou En 

WINNER: JANE BAKER-DAVIES

BEST VOLUNTEER

SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF ROCHESTER SOCIETY

Who went the extra mile to help others for no reward?

NOMINEES: John Portman; Juliette Gosling; Terri Zbyszewska

WINNER: JOHN PORTMAN

 


BEST QUIET GOOD DEED
SPONSORED BY GINGER LILY FLORIST
Any individual, group, charity or business that achieved something special without fanfare.

NOMINEES: Pam Boarer; Alan Moss; Terry Morgan; Lucy Horner; Shane Waterman

WINNER: PAM BOARER

 

HERO OF HEROES

A special category recognising the efforts of one individual

WINNER: TERRY MORGAN