Heroes to be honoured at Pride in Medway awards
will get their moment in the spotlight tonight at the Pride in
Medway gala night.
More than 70 people were put
forward for the awards this year, the 12th time they have been
The nominees received their
certificates during a presentation evening at the Corn Exchange in
Rochester last month.
Ssince then judges have had the
difficult task of whittling them down to a list of finalists.
They will be attending the gala
dinner at the Universities at Medway’s Pilkington Building, Chatham
Host for the evening will be
Meridian TV presenter Sangeeta Bhabra, with the prizes presented by
Paralympic medallist Sascha Kindred.
Swimmer Sascha, 35, has competed in
five Paralympics, winning 12 medals, including six golds and a
silver at London last year. He was made an OBE in 2009.
At the end of the evening, this
year’s overall Pride in Medway winner will be named, following
teenager Alec Martin (pictured above) who took the trophy in 2012.
Alec, 15, has won hearts with the way he has raised money for the
charities that have helped him during his battle with cancer.
Pride in Medway is supported by
Medway Council, mhs homes, E.ON, Southern Water, the Medway
Messenger and the University of Kent.
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