College chief’s delight at sponsoring Best of South Tyneside Award

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One of borough’s most respected educational establishments is on board as a backer for this year’s Best of South Tyneside Awards.

South Tyneside College, on St George’s Avenue in South Shields, has given its support to the Role Model of the Year category in the Gazette’s Best of South Tyneside Awards ahead of the presentation night.

Last year's winners in the Best of South Tyneside Awards held at The Quality Hotel, Boldon.

Last year's winners in the Best of South Tyneside Awards held at The Quality Hotel, Boldon.

The awards, which honour unsung heroes, will cumulate at the finals night at the Quality Hotel in Boldon, tomorrow.

South Tyneside College is sponsoring the category which sees Mark Charlton, Jim Purcell and Stuart Redmond, nominated for the accolade which recognises the way they have inspired people through their work for good causes.

Alison Maynard, principal of South Tyneside College’s Professional and Vocational College, said: “The Best of South Tyneside Awards are a great way to celebrate what is good about the borough.

“There are some amazing people doing great things, and their achievements should be acknowledged and celebrated.

“South Tyneside College works to inspire people to be role models within their community by achieving their career dreams and ambitions through better education and training.

“That is why we wholeheartedly support these awards and are delighted to sponsor the Role Model of the Year category.”

Other sponsors this year include headline sponsor Siemens and with the awards being held in association with The Customs House.

Also on board are Port of Tyne, South Tyneside Homes, BT South Tyneside, Barbour, David Gray, UK Asbestos Specialists, Harlow Printing Ltd and the Shields Gazette.

Watch out for a full report of the awards night on Friday where we will reveal the winners in categories ranging from child of achievement to fundraiser of the year, and from community champion to sports team of the year.

The ever-popular Children of Courage category is back again and sure to be an ins

piring part of the evening.

There will also be performances from our finalists in the Young Performer of the Year category, sponsored by Port of Tyne.

Follow the Gazette online and in paper for full coverage of the finale.