Who is Corby’s Spirit Winner – You Decide!

Release Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 15:15

The nominations are in and the 2015 shortlist for the Spirit of Corby Awards has now been chosen. Now it’s up to the people of Corby to say a big thank you to those that give back to their communities or contribute to life in the Borough in some way by casting their votes!


So the 2015 nominees are:


Community Spirit Award (sponsored by Northamptonshire Police)

An individual or group who has worked towards making their area a safer or stronger community be this through contributing to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour or simply being an active member of the community who gives time to make a difference in their area.

  • Charlie Anson
  • The JAM Team
  • Studfall School


Environmental Spirit Award

An individual or group who have worked to protect or improve the natural or built environment or promoted environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviour, e.g. recycling, energy saving.

  • Foxy Woodland Volunteers
  • Bernard Bretts
  • The Corby Cruisers


Creative Spirit Award (sponsored by Quantum Print)

For an individual or group who has shown a talent or given up time to help develop others in the arts in Corby – music, theatre, art, dance, literature etc. Or who has shown general creativity through arts & crafts such as knitting, painting and handy crafts.

  • Kevin Costello
  • Graham Sheen
  • Maureen Gallacher


Club Spirit Award (Sponsored by RBW)

For an individual or a group who has contributed towards a local club or society, such as sporting, social or voluntary groups, or nominate for whole club or group for what they do for the community.

  • The Corby Netball Club
  • The Corby Dodgeball Club
  • Corby Amateur Swimming Club


Educational Spirit Award (sponsored by Tresham College of Further and Higher Education)

For an individual or a group who has enriched their lives through a commitment to lifelong learning, who has returned to education, achieved excellence in their chosen filed, or who inspires others with their enthusiasm and love for learning.

  • Raymond Chambers
  • Carole Walton
  • Youthie


Young Spirit of Corby Award (Sponsored by Savoy Cinema)

For a young Corby resident (under 25) who has made a contribution to their local community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in music, education and sport, or has perhaps overcome adversity to show the real ‘Spirit of Corby’:

  • Liam Duncan
  • Charlie Botting & Vicki-Louise Sherwin
  • Sean Spooner


The overall Spirit of Corby Award winner (supported by The Core at Corby Cube) will be chosen from the winners of the other awards.


The public will have from 12 noon on Wednesday 9th September until 12 noon on Wednesday 16th September to cast their vote for their favourites but don’t worry; the voting process is quick and easy! Anyone is welcome to vote by simply filling in an e-form which will be located on the front page of Corby Borough Council’s website (www.corby.gov.uk) or by picking up a form from the front desk at The Corby Cube, George Street from Wednesday 9th September.


All votes must be in by the deadline, after which they will be counted and the winners will be announced at an awards night on Tuesday 22nd September in the Core at Corby Cube.


If you would like to come along and cheer on the nominees on the awards night from the balcony area in the theatre then please get in contact with Corby Borough Council’s Communications Office for free tickets to the event on 01536 464020 or email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk


Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:


‘As always, this year it has been such a difficult task trying to shortlist the nominees in each of the categories; we wish we could put everyone through! It amazes me each and every year just how many people in the Borough do so much in their communities, not for recognition but simply because they want to make a difference.


‘Corby is a place full of generous and community minded people and the Spirit of Corby Awards are proof of just how true this really is. Thank you to everyone that nominated now please get behind the shortlisters and make your votes count.’




Notes to Editors: The Spirit of Corby is a series of awards for the people of Corby by the people of Corby. They are awards that highlight some of the many residents in our community that go that extra mile to contribute to life in the Borough. This year the awards are being supported by The Core Theatre, Northamptonshire Police, Tresham College of Further and Higher Education, RBW, Savoy Cinema and Quantum.

More Information: 

For more information please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council

Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07875 166 970

Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Friday 4th September 2015 03:21:33 PM