A GLITTERING ceremony has been held to honour the achievements of people in Winsford.

Town mayor Cllr Gina Lewis presented Oscar awards to celebrate the efforts of unsung heroes who have made a big difference to their community.

More than 100 guests attended the event at Winsford Lifestyle Centre on Friday.

Jackie Brown who has transformed the lives of almost 400 isolated people received the mayor's special award.

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Jackie Brown, social prescribing co-ordinator for Brightlife in Winsford, receives a special award from town mayor Cllrs Gina Lewis

"It was a great honour," said Jackie, social prescribing coordinator for the Brightlife project in Winsford.

"I am very passionate about making a difference.

"It was great to receive the award and recognition that Brightlife and our partners have achieved."

Jackie supports hundreds of people to conquer loneliness and ill health through various clubs and activities.

Shaun Kirkpatrick, who has raised thousands of pounds for local groups and organisations on Facebook, won the Walk of Achievement award.

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Shaun Kirkpatrick, who has raised thousands of pounds for local groups and organisations through social media, receives the Walk of Achievement award from town mayor Cllr Gina Lewis

Cllr Lewis said: "It was a fabulous evening. Winsford and its people don't get the praise they deserve and the evening was a wonderful way of celebrating their achievements.

"I am extremely grateful to all our sponsors for without their support the evening would not have been possible."

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Oscar winners were thanked by town mayor Cllr Gina Lewis for their great achievments

The Oscar winners:

Harry Sharland Young Sports Person of the Year - Holly Weedall.

Weaver Vale Housing Trust Young Volunteer of the Year - Emily Holmes.

Firestone Building Products Performer of the Year - Carli Trigg.

Qwest Services Charity of the Year - Dilip Solanki Kohli, Royal British Legion.

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Dilip Solanki Kohli from the Royal British Legion receives the Quest Services Charity of the Year award from town mayor Cllr Gina Lewis

Fords of Winsford Senior Citizen of theYear - Marilyn and Bill Atkinson.

Winsford & Middlewich Rotary Club Community Club of the Year - Laura Wilkinson, Fancy Feet.

Winsford 1-5 Business Improvement District Customer Service Award - Harry Sharland.

Active Cheshire School Project of the Year - Maureen Sheridan.

Technoprint Environmental Project of the Year - Mid Cheshire Stand Up Paddle Boarders.