South Yorkshire's unsung heroes honoured at glitzy awards ceremony

Centre JAYNE SENIOR Hallam Hero Award - with Morfitt Smith Estate Agents team
Centre JAYNE SENIOR Hallam Hero Award - with Morfitt Smith Estate Agents team
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The region's finest got dressed up to the nines for a night of celebration at the first ever Hallam FM Hero Awards.

The Hallam FM Hero Awards - with Morfitt Smith and Cash For Kids - celebrates the very best that South Yorkshire has to offer. These first annual awards were held this year on Thursday, March 17, raising money for Hallam FM's Cash for Kids, with thanks to SIV for their continued support.

From those who help put South Yorkshire on the map, to those who work tirelessly to make our region a great place for all to live, a spokesman for Hallam FM said the awards aim to recognise and celebrate all that South Yorkshire has to be proud of.

Amongst the winners were John Burkhill who received the Unsung Community Hero Award for his incredible fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. Many will have seen John dressed in his signature bright Green wig pushing his cart around the city to build awareness. He has raised over £200,00 already with a target of £1 million.

The Hallam FM Hero Award sponsored by Morfitt Smith went to the most worthy of winners, Jayne Senior who runs support for survivors and victims of child sexual exploitation at Swinton Lock.

Jayne has campaigned for the last 17 years to expose the truth of child abuse in Rotherham. She has met with the Prime Minister to share her understanding and more recently organised a conference in Leeds on the issue and has helped victims and survivors set up a panel to influence change through their own experiences.

Hallam FM daytime presenter, Simon Morykin said; "It was lovely and humbling to be part of an award ceremony where the awards actually mean something. What an incredible night to celebrate the people that live in South Yorkshire, it was a pretty emotional night!"

Full list of Award Winners:

LUCI WINDLE Teacher of the year – with thanks to Parkwood Academy

TRISTIAN DREW Young Fundraiser – with thanks to Magna Science Adventure Centre

GILLIAN GOLDSTRAW Investing in Young People – with thanks to Henry Boot

LEE BECK Emergency Services Award – with thanks to Sheffield United FC

JOHN BURKHILL Unsung Community Hero Award – with thanks to Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre

IAN WARHURST Neighbour of the year – with thanks to Morfitt Smith Estate Agents

JOAN HILL Inspirational Family Award – with thanks to SIV

JAYNE SENIOR Hallam Hero Award - with thanks to Morfitt Smith Estate Agents