Pride in the Stannah Community
Stannah again made it possible to say a public ‘thank you’ to just a handful of the outstanding citizens of Andover.
The sixth consecutive year of the Pride of Andover Awards, sponsored by Stannah, Simplyhealth, the Andover Advertiser and The Breeze Andover, proved to be yet another memorable evening full of wonderful stories of selfless members of the Andover community.
Esther Rantzen said she was genuinely overwhelmed with the community spirit of Andover and marvelled at the extraordinary people she had met over the years. ‘You really should know you have a town to be proud of with outstanding citizens who really do care for each other’ Esther told a packed audience at The Lights on 9th October 2012.
The popular presenter continued:
‘I am delighted to join you, it really is one of my favourite events of the year.’
For the 2012 event Esther was joined by Steve Randall from The Breeze, Andover who ably compered the show - the two engaging in friendly and entertaining exchanges to the amusement of the audience.
There are no favourites amongst the award winners but 91 year old George Fox, awarded for his 27 year dedication to Age UK during which time he set up an insurance business for the organisation, was definitely a special winner. Esther managed to include George’s wife of 70 years in the proceedings too.
The Andover Street Pastors won the Mayor’s Special Award this year for an innovative and much-needed service.