A charity fundraiser from Scarborough has been honoured for his work in the area in the glittering 2016 Shine Awards.
Mick Ingle scooped the Sanctuary Housing-sponsored Charity Fundraiser category award in recognition of his work supporting local charities and organisations throughout the year.
Hosted by Gallows Close Centre, the annual Shine Awards recognise those special individuals who bring the Gallows Close community of Scarborough together.
Attended by the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Fox, and Mayoress, Mrs Ros Fox, the awards saw nine individuals, including Mick, walk away with accolades at a ceremony on the 15 January.
Other award winners included Sam Harriman for her multi sports under 18s community project, Daniel Begg for his care in the community and Billy Whitehead for his work in keeping the community clean and tidy.
Caroline Metcalfe was crowned with the Gallows Shine Award, an award that recognises an individual who had dealt with challenging obstacles in life, but has shown courage and has taken the time to help others.
Environmental and community charity Groundwork, which works across North, East and West Yorkshire, has worked with Gallows Close Centre over the last few years to help regenerate the community centre. Groundwork’s Kimmie Avison, who is based at Gallows Close Centre, commented: “Originally the awards were named the ‘New Year’s Honours’, but this year they were changed to the ‘Gallows Close Community Shine Awards’.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to put forward individuals that go unrecognised for their help towards others, their achievements and their help towards the community. We must not forget the volunteers that also help with a lot of the events at the centre; we value their hard work and commitment.”
Stuart Smith, Sanctuary Housing’s area manager, added: “We have worked with the Gallows Close Centre for a number of years now and we are proud to be involved in this event which demonstrates the great community spirit within the local area.”