Stories of bravery and strength celebrated at the Peak FM Awards 2019
Incredible stories of bravery, resilience and strength were heard as Chesterfield’s biggest local radio station once again hosted the glitzy Peak FM Awards at the Winding Wheel last Thursday.
Red carpet welcomed a VIP audience that ranged from councillors to local businesses who were treated to stellar live performances launched by Britain’s Got Talent’s acrobatic roller-skating duo Rosie and Adam who wowed the audience with an impressive array of stunts setting a dramatic tone for an evening that never failed to excite or move.
Peak FM presenters Ricky, Becky, Craig Bailey and Richie Pearson introduced live acts including Grenfell Tower survivor Leanne Mya who sang a beautiful and poignant rendition of Des Ree’s “You Gotta Be”
The annual Peak FM Awards recognise the outstanding achievement of people from Chesterfield and the surrounding towns often in extraordinary situations. We heard, for example the story of Annette Fathers whose young son was saved from drowning in a Menorca pool when his quick-thinking grandparents dived in and performed CPR earning them the Adult of Outstanding Bravery Award.
Other highlights included the story of Daniel Jones, who despite a dislocated knee managed to trek across Outer Mongolia in temperatures below minus 30. Star of the show, though had to be 103 year old Edie Littlewood who was presented with the most prestigious trophy of the night, the Imogen Ellis Award (so named after Imogen herself received a Peak FM Award in 2017 ahead of her tragic death last year to a rare form of bone cancer).
The full list of recipients at the Peak FM Awards 2019:
Homegrown Talent – Charlie & Imogen Clark (aka “Sweet Harmony”)
Carer of the Year – Carla Bartley
Young Fundraiser of the Year – Hayden Hudson
Fundraiser of the Year – Dawn & Robert Mycroft
Special Recognition Award – Daniel Jones
Community Hero Award – Jason Cotton
Family of the Year – The O’ Halloran Family
Exceptional Sporting Achievement – Sophie Widdowson
Adult of Outstanding Bravery – Colin & Maggie Fielding
Child of Courage – Evie-Rose and Benjamin-Mark Wain
Young Person of Courage – Hannah Kinsell
The Imogen Ellis Award – Edie Littlewood