The committee and I would personally like to thank Dame Esther Rantzen for supporting this event for the past 9 years, you have been a fantastic ambassador since the start, never accepting a fee but donating the charge to your charities Childline and Silverline. 2K was awarded from the Pride of Andover this year.
Our thanks to Ben Moseby from the Breeze Breakfast Show, you did a great job compering the awards. Good Banter with Esther.
A huge thanks goes to David Mellors Family Jewellers our main sponsor for the Spirit of Andover Award, who has supported us for the last 3 years and confirmed to support further. Christine you have given valuable experience, and been a productive committee member we have all appreciated that. Your family business is so supportive to Andover in multi ways, a true community business.
Our thanks also goes to our other category sponsors, The Breeze, MLG Magazines-Andover Gazette, Simplyhealth, Bulpitt Print, Andover IT, KP Safety Solutions, your financial sponsorship goes beyond money, it shows your commitment to Andover, your local community and the amazing people who were awarded at the event.
Not forgetting our event sponsors, volunteers without all of your support this event could not go ahead, we truly value your contribution. Volunteers working silently and stealth like in the background ensuring a smooth evening.
I would like to thank my team; you have worked incredibly hard this year to ensure we have a fantastic event. I am proud of your volunteer commitment and look forward to next year. The feedback from last night was really positive.
I would like to congratulate all the finalists you were all awarded due to how you impact the local community in a positive way. Truly deserved.
I look forward to seeing all the nominations next year so spread the word, we know there are many people in Andover that go above and beyond to help others, its up to you to put them forward.
If you would like to sponsor the 2016 Event (10 year anniversary), please get in touch. We would love to have you on board for this fantastic yearly event.
Well done to everyone, I am so proud to of been Chairman this year and thank everyone for the support they have shown me.