On Sunday 8th December local charities, community groups and sponsors gathered at the Worthing Dome Cinema, with host Fred Dinenage, to recognise outstanding achievements in the community at the Worthing Herald Community Stars Awards. Winners were announced for categories including; Carer of the Year, Best Volunteer, True Inspiration and Mini Hero.
Shoreham Port were delighted to sponsor the Best Community Event category and present the award to the Worthing Lions for their Summer Festival. Katie Orchin, Communications Assistant at Shoreham Port attended the awards and commented “It’s not every day that you have the chance to celebrate community spirit and goodwill and have your photo taken with Fred Dinenage! The awards showcased all that is great about a community and I felt privileged to meet some truly inspirational people.”
The awards began with an entertaining video, featuring residents of Worthing performing their unique version of Gangnam Style! Guests were also treated to performances from a steel band and a young male choir. The awards concluded with a signature “How for Now” from Fred Dinenage.
Herald and Gazette editor-in-chief Colin Channon said “As always, it was a privilege to hear about so many ordinary people who do extraordinary things. The Community Stars awards is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to them.”
Rodney Lunn, Chief Executive at Shoreham Port added “Shoreham Port strives to benefit its local stakeholders through a number of different mediums from charity donations to port tours and community projects and sponsoring the Best Community Event was another means for us to engage and build relations with our local community. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees.”