Bolton at Home Stars of the Community


On Thursday 22nd February, Bolton at Home held their annual Stars of the Community awards evening at the Premier Suite in the Macron Stadium.

The programme began with an excellent performance by the Bolton Youth Brass band and then Tracy Woods, Chair of Bolton at Home, and Jon Lord OBE, Chief Executive, gave their speeches of welcome to the assembled audience of more than 400 and thanked the sponsors and everyone who helped to organise the event.

After a very tasty dinner, there was more musical entertainment from The Lazy Maybees and then the award presentations began – with well-known comedian and musician Norman Prince, former front man for the popular band Houghton Weavers, once again acting as host and, as always, interspersing his duties with amusing, often mildly acid observations.

This year there were nearly 100 nominees for awards across nine categories:

Sparkling Environment Star

Winners: Breightmet Litter Picking Superstars

Highly commended: The Litter Pickers of Johnson Fold

Outstanding Achievement Star

Winner: Louise Kirkman

Highly commended: Tracey Booth

Stronger Community Star

Winner: New Bury Vision Group

Highly commended: Four Seasons United

Spirit of Youth Star

Winner: Christopher Buckett

Highly commended: Bethany Weall and New Bury Inspirational Youth

Personal Achievement Star

Winner: Tracy Moran

Highly commended: Kelly Heselwood

Healthy Community Star

Winner: On Your Own Club, Tonge Moor

Highly commended: Tonge Moor Men in Sheds

Taking a Stand Star

Winners: Aminabhen Patel & Shantilal Jotangia

Highly commended: Michael Dutton

Bolton at Home Star

Winner: Ogechi Ajet, Debt & Money Advice Mentor

Highly commended: Janet Lord and Derek Warburton

Our Star in Europe

There were two winners:

FAST Romania – award presented to Daniel & Ema Hristea,

Oltalom Hungary – award presented to Andras Szalay & Janos Bibo

After the award presentations, a closing speech was given by Noel Sharpe, Bolton at Home’s Executive Director Customer and Place.


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