The Love Barrow Community Awards 2019
11th March 2019
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There are many amazing people in Barrow. People who make a real difference to the town and the people in it, whether that be as a volunteer, through their work or in their spare time.

To recognise the contribution these wonderful people make, the Love barrow Awards is an annual ceremony to say “Thank you!” for something incredible that someone has done for Barrow.

The awards night is where local heroes of all ages and backgrounds are celebrated in a night they’ll always remember.

None of the people nominated do what they do for praise or awards or even a pat on the back- they simply want to make a positive contribution to our great town. But they still deserve to be rewarded so this awards ceremony is the perfect way to honour them.

The award ceremony takes place at The Forum this Friday 15th March 2019.

So how do the awards work?

Well, to begin with, members of the public nominate across the different awards.  To be chosen as a Love Barrow Awards finalist only takes one nomination.  Next, a special panel of judges made up of previous finalists and members of the public selects the final 3 for each award.  A difficult job to do!

So difficult in fact that the Love Barrow Awards have been opened up to the public through the People’s Choice Award.  This is a special category made up of all the short listed finalists and voted for by the people of Barrow.

While the voting happens, the 3 finalists for each award get the chance to talk about their story to a friendly film crew. The awards night is the premiere for these stories.

The Categories and finalists for this year’s Love Barrow Awards are:

Trainee or Apprentice of the Year Award.

Brett Wane

Jevon Turner

Louise Tucker

Community Focussed Business of the Year Award.

Bob In Café

Cumbria Training Centre

Ramsden Robins

Teacher of the Year Award.

Sue Gasson

Erin Hargreaves

Dawn Hubbold

Carer of the Year Award.

Donna Lorne

Sam Rooney- Smith

There is a 3rd finalist but they didn’t want their details shared online

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award.

Louise Scarr

Big Smash

Bernadette Quinn

Group of the Year Award

Lookin Good Feeling Great

Leonard Cheshire

CAST Theatre Company

 Project of the Year Award.

Stitch Ability

Red Box Project

Barrow Street Angels

Citizen of the Year Award.

Gemma Humes

Dean McSkimmings

Angela Fentiman

Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Teagan Hartley

Milly Jepson

Edie Wilson

People’s Choice Award.

Chosen from the list of finalists.


Well done and good luck to all nominees – you’re all winners in our eyes, and we hope you have a night you’ll never forget!


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