Awards evening recognises county’s heroes

Tony Nevett and Danny the reading dog collect their award from Pride in Northants host and Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra

Tony Nevett and Danny the reading dog collect their award from Pride in Northants host and Eastenders star Nitin Ganatra

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After months of nominations, the annual Pride in Northamptonshire awards evening took place at Wicksteed Park in Kettering on Friday night.

Crowds filled the park’s pavilion to see those who have been an inspiration during the past year awarded for their efforts.

Nitin Ganatra, best known for his role in Eastenders playing postman Masood, took to the stage to hand out awards to the winners.

The most poignant award of the night was saved to the end.

After being nominated in almost every single category, Niamh Curry was given a posthumous special award which was presented to her parents, Chris and Sam, at the end of the ceremony.

Other winners on the night included Doreen Hunter, from Corby Women’s Refugee, who has helped females who have suffered domestic violence, Tony Nevett and Danny the reading dog, as well as James Wokes, who works at Rushden Mind.

Sara Earl, who has worked tirelessly to spruce up Gretton, was also given an award.

The event is organised by the Northamptonshire Telegraph and the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.

For a full breakdown on the winners, plus pictures, read Thursday’s Telegraph.