Hero Awards

Dane Sound Radio Hero Awards Recognises Unsung Heroes in Holmes Chapel

today22 March 2022


Local residents choose their local heroes with Dane Sound now in its 4th year recognising all the unsung heroes who made a huge impact in 2021 for our community, their clubs their charities they represent and here are the winners

1. Dane Sound Young Hero Award sponsored by Sandwiches Direct.

Presented to Ollie Brundrett & Alfie Chalk

The fabulous Ollie & Alfie who raised over £6,000 for the Holmes Chapel Boxing Club by walking a marathon in a day to help the club they love buy equipment for it’snew home. The task took eight hours to complete and starting in minus temperatures. They walked between Holmes Chapel and Sandbach with many supporters along the way to cheer them on. An incredible achievement and an inspiration to the club last year Well Done Ollie & Alfie

2. Dane Sound Service with a Smile Award sponsored by The Print Room

Presented to “Bea” Roberta Steele of Coop London Rd HC

“Bea at the Coop is absolutely fabulous, always willing to help with a lovely smile on her face. Always has time to chat to customers and nothing is ever too much for her. Always helping with the co-op volunteer stalls “ Congratulations Bea after many years at the Coop

3. Dane Sound Lifetime Achievement Award in Volunteering

Sponsored by Thorneycroft Solicitors

Presented to Dorothy Davidson

“For over 30 years Dorothy has been fully involved with volunteering for the local community in the guiding movement, the Parish Council, as a church steward at The Methodist Church, serving on many committees and helping to organise many events. She has been very involved in the setting up of Holmes Chapel as a Dementia Friendly village and founded The Memory Café. A member of the Holmes Chapel Partnership helping to organise village events including the Queens Diamond and Platinum Jubilee celebrations and Christmas Markets. She instigated the Easter Sunday Cross in the village during Lockdown and the soldier display for VE Day and Remembrance Sunday. Dorothy ensured those isolating during lockdown were kept informed of church and local news by producing newsletters. She has also been an amazing organiser, drumming up support for events and volunteers to help. Dorothy does all this without any thought of a reward, always enthusiastically and with a smile “ Congratulations Dorothy a well deserved winner

4. Dane Sound Heroes Award for a Community Group

Sponsored by The Villages Mag

Presented to The Holmes Chapel Partnership

During 2021 The Partnership did many things to help and improve the community including Tree planting in the Dane Valley, supporting the Parish Council with community support during lockdown and restrictions but one event is highlighted as a resounding success for all the community the new improved and extended Holmes Chapel Christmas Market. The event took a lot of organising by the team of volunteers from the village on car parks, stewarding, liaising with stallholders, setting up the event, safety management to name a few of the many volunteer roles on the day. We must also mention how the community love the Santa Sleigh ride around the village over two weeks of December bringing joy to young and old. Well done to the Holmes Chapel Partnership for doing so much for the community through 2021

5. Dane Sound Heroes Award The “Masked” Heroes

Sponsored by Anwyl Homes

Presented to the following in no particular order

Cedars Care Home Holmes Chapel

The Health Centre Holmes Chapel

Westbourne Nursing Home

During the whole COVID pandemic it has been, the most stressful time, for all our Health Care Workers helping those in need throughout, putting their own safely at risk to help residents and the community and ensure anyone in their care is well looked after, what ever their role so we recognise so we recognise all the dedication, commitment, care, patience, understanding and support you have given to each and everyone of us in your care. Congratulations to all the staff at Cedars Care Home, The Health Centre and Westbourne Care and Nursing Home you are all our Masked Heroes

6. Dane Sound Super Trooper Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Total Security TCL Limited

Presented to Jo Brooks of the Toy Appeal and Kerry Chalk Holmes Chapel Boxing Club

“ Jo is and has been the “Teddy Lady” for The Toy Appeal for many years, ensuring thousands and thousands of teddies that are donated are washed, checked, repaired and sorted into age groups for children’s toy sacks at Christmas. Many of the children that The Toy Appeal supports will not be getting cuddles at home so having their own teddy is really important and Jo makes this possible”

“Kerry stands out in her volunteering efforts because she goes the extra mile, and more in her efforts to help and care for others at the club, helping club members and their families mental wellbeing, talking with members she may be worried about, caring for others at all times and inspiring others to do so as well. Kerry set up boxing classes for girls to be fully inclusive. She has a real connection with all the members and is always there to help I would love this unassuming superhero get the recognition she deserves”

Congratulations to Jo Brooks and Kerry Chalk

7. Dane Sound Hero Awards Educator of the Year

Sponsored by Costa Coffee Holmes Chapel

Presented to Mrs T Noble

“ An absolutely amazing teacher who has gone above and beyond to make sure my child and the rest of the reception children have settled into school well despite the difficulties that COVID has and is still presenting for schools. Creating incredibly fun and engaging lessons and lots of smiles along the way “

8. Dane Sound Hero Award for a Charity with less than 50 Volunteers

Sponsored by Dane Sound Community Radio

Presented to Middlewich and District Foodbank

Nicky Harris and all the team at the Foodbank have been extremely busy over the last 12 months with many families in the community needing that extra help due to difficulties the pandemic has presented to many unable to make ends meet. “The Foodbank was there when we really needed it, an absolute life line” helping to tackle food poverty and hunger. The services at the foodbank are amazing ensuring those in need get the food parcels, a shoulder to cry on or a friendly face and someone offering help, advice and support. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and Nicky Harris the Project Manager, well done !


If you would like to find out more about Dane Sound Radio as a volunteer, a presenter, technician, to help run the station, fancy sharing your love of music with others, we would love to hear from you on [email protected] 07789 134128

Marie Bennett & Debra Cummins Station Managers Dane Sound Community Radio

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