Wave 105 Cash for Kids awarded local heroes from across the south at its annual awards on Friday October 14.

The glitzy awards ceremony, which was sponsored by Horizon Magna Motor Group, took place at the Hilton Bournemouth Hotel and recognised people who have overcome huge challenges.

The evening was hosted by Wave 105 presenter Steve Power and celebrated the achievements of hard-working individuals and organisations that have dedicated time for their local communities and inspired others and also shown courage, as well as young people who have shown great bravery.

 Winners from the 2016 Cash for Kids Awards are:

  • Child of Courage Award – Sophie Shields, Totton
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Isaac Leal, Isle of Wight
  • Inspiring Teacher of the Year Award – Lauren Fowler, Eastleigh
  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Jesse Bartlett, Wimborne
  • Young Volunteer of the Year Award – Savannah-Jade Middle, Portchester
  • Carer of the Year Award – Chloe Mundee, Southampton
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award – Tom Newton, Blandford Forum
  • Young Fundraiser of the Year Award – Jessica Ridge, Hambledon
  • Parent/guardian/family member of the year Award – Scarlett Bryant, Waterlooville
  • Young Persons Excellence in the Arts Award – Emma-Louise Precious, Dibden Purlieu
  • Young Sporting Achievement Award – Dominic Redpath, Gosport
  • Children’s Charity of the Year Award – Mosaic, Blandford Forum
  • Medical Professional of the Year Award – Lisa Leppard, Southampton
  • Mental Health Professional of the Year Award- Donna Stroud, Eastleigh
  • Making a Difference Award – Linda & Pete Thornton, Ferndown
  • Wave 105 Gold Award – Jacqui Honour, Andover

Martin Ball, managing director at Wave 105, said: “I’m very proud that we have created a platform that successfully shines a light on some remarkable achievements across our region. The awards ceremony was a very humbling experience and I’d once again like to offer my congratulations to all of our very worthy winners.”

Mari-Louise White, charity manager at Wave 105 Cash for Kids, added: “We were inundated with truly inspiring nominations this year and the process of choosing the winners in each category was extremely difficult for everyone involved.

“We were delighted to be able to honour those who have shown great bravery and commitment in helping disadvantaged children from the south.”

Awards winners and nomination videos available online:  www.wave105.com/awards