Inspirational men and women from across west Cornwall were honoured for their contribution to society at the inaugural Cornishman Community Awards last night. More than 100 people attended the glamorous ceremony at the Carbis Bay Hotel to celebrate the incredible achievements individuals, businesses and community groups are making to their local area. Awards were given out for a range of categories, including child of courage, carer of the year, community project and best teacher.
The audience were visibly moved as they heard amazing stories of courage, bravery and selflessness that our winners have shown. Teacher of the Year went to Big Dance Company’s Fiona Richardson who has put her heart and soul into teaching kids and helping them to gain confidence. Speaking afterwards she said: “I’m really overwhelmed. I was not expecting it at all. It is great recognition for our school.” There were joint winners in the Pride of Penwith category, voted for by the public, with TJ Richards of Kidz R Us and Fiona Richardson of Big Dance Company picking up the awards.
Celebrations are well away welcoming back the Big Dance Company who were at Glasgow SECC this weekend representing cornwall England at the infamous World hip hop championships. The group were competing in the highest advanced category at the competition and won the world title for Cornwall.Kyle Richardson, Tiffanie Linzell , Rebecca Luke and Billy Buckland battled their way through rounds against countries from all over the world and were awarded 1st place.
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