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Awards celebrate Haverhill's Heroes

Kyle Batterbee, Chloe Taylor and Isla Williams (3235715)
Kyle Batterbee, Chloe Taylor and Isla Williams (3235715)

An awards evening which celebrates acts of kindness in the Haverhill area has been organised by Year 7 students at Castle Manor Academy.

The annual Haverhill Heroes ceremony has become a popular part of the school calendar – both in terms of recognising achievements in the local community and giving some of the school’s youngest pupils the chance to manage a big event.

This year’s ceremony was dedicated to kind-hearted individuals who were nominated by students.

Vanessa Whitcombe, headteacher at Castle Manor Academy, said: “The Haverhill Heroes event is a great chance to shine a light and celebrate those who have shown acts of kindness in our community.

“The event is also a fantastic opportunity for our Year 7 students to learn about event management and also showcase their catering talents and creative prowess.

“I would like to congratulate all our winners and thank everyone who helped make the event such a success.”

Paige Halls with winner Dan Carr (3236719)
Paige Halls with winner Dan Carr (3236719)

Chloe Taylor, 12, who took part in a musical act and also nominated, said: “It was a great experience and we all really enjoyed the event.”

The winners from the evening, which was held at Haverhill Arts Centre, were David Cianciola, Dan Carr, Lesley Stubbings, Emma Williams, Kerry Farrant and Maggie Crompton.

Among the nominations, Emma and Kerry were praised by students for their fund-raising for Cancer Research while Maggie Crompton was described as a “pillar of the community”.

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