Heroes to be honoured at Best of South Tyneside Awards

Pride of South Tyneside 2014 at Boldon Quality Hotel.'Winners
Pride of South Tyneside 2014 at Boldon Quality Hotel.'Winners

The countdown has begun to the glittering finale of this year’s Best of South Tyneside competition.

We are just a day away from honouring some of the most deserving people in the area – and what a contest it has been.

We were inundated with stories of bravery, courage, devotion to the community and a selflessness from so many people, all wanting to help others. It all made for an incredibly tough task for the judges who had to whittle down the field

Awards spokesman

People from all walks of life entered the awards and we were inundated with stories of bravery, courage, devotion to the community and a selflessness from so many people, all wanting to help others.

It all made for an incredibly tough task for the judges who had to whittle down the field.

But they did and now we’re on the verge of revealing our winners. We will do just that, at the Quality Hotel in Boldon tomorrow night.

Winners will be announced in the following categories;

•Role Model of the Year.

•Greener South Tyneside.

•Fundraiser of the Year.

•Sporting Excellence.

•Sports Team of the Year.

•Community Group of the Year.

•Child of Courage.

•Child of Achievement.

•Achieving Excellence Award.

•Young Performer of the Year.

•Carer of the Year.

•Entrepreneur of the Year.

•Lifetime Contribution.

•Judges Special Award.

We’re sure it will be a night of high emotion with many memorable highlights.

Follow it all on Twitter by using the hashtag #stynebest. We will announce the winners online and in the Gazette on Friday.

A supplement filled with photographs and interviews with all of the community champions will be in the Gazette next week. Follow the Gazette for the latest coverage of this year’s competition.