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Kavita Oberoi and Fundraiser of the year Pauline Skidmore

Kavita Oberoi and Pauline Skidmore

Community Champions 2009

Some of the area's most deserving unsung heroes have been honoured at Derby's Community Champions awards.

Fifteen inspirational unsung heroes have been recognised at the annual Community Champions awards at Pride Park Stadium.

The award winners, selected by BBC Radio Derby and the Derby Telegraph from scores of nominations, were joined by celebrities to help make it an evening to remember.

Derby businesswoman and reality television star Kavita Oberoi and Coronation Street actress Kathryn Hunt were amongst the famous faces handing out the 14 awards.

Also there were Manjeeven Grewal and Georgia Groome, two young stars from the hit film 'Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging'.

BBC East Midlands Today's Dominic Heale presents the Carer Award to Fiona-Rose Mills

Fiona-Rose Mills & Dominic Heale

And BBC East Midlands Today's Dominic Heale presented the Carer Award to Fiona-Rose Mills.

All the award winners were nominated by people who recognise their value, dedication and the role they play in helping others by going out of their way in their community - but seeking no reward.

Here is the list of winners.

Children in the Community

Keyan Johnson
Nominated by Ben Daeffler

Kindness to Animals

Kathleen Wilson
Nominated by Iris Hendley

Great Neighbour

Gwen Fearn
Nominated by Jonathan Owen

Mayor of Derby’s special award – Cultural Champion

Barbara Lowe
Nominated by Mark Pollard

Fundraiser of the Year

Pauline Skidmore
Nominated by Margaret Palmer

Young Volunteer

Iain Barnett
Nominated by Kate Wills


Wendy Hall
Nominated by Elaine Ayre

Karnjit Khatkar receives the Unsung Sporting Hero award from Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater

Karnjit Khatkar with Stephen Bywater

Chief Constable’s Special Award

Paul Dickenson
Nominated by Martin King

Unsung Sporting Hero

Karnjit Khatkar (Kooner)
Nominated by Sukhraj Singh Poonia


Fiona-Rose Mills
Nominated by Simon Waller

Extra Mile

Sharanjit Bola
Nominated by Simon Keeling

Adult Volunteer

Terry Bird
Nominated by Margaret Horsley

Be Inspiring

Annie Mooney
Nominated by Linda Tingle

Achieving Against the Odds (joint winners)

Antonio Mosley &
Luke Freestone
Both nominated by Maggie Gorman

You'll also be able to hear highlights from the awards on BBC Radio Derby on Monday, 18th May.

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