Local heroes and sponsors together with family and friends gathered at Scarborough Rugby Club last Friday (25th April) for the presentation of the Local Hero Awards 2014 organised by Yorkshire Coast Radio.
As sponsors of the Bravery Award, Scarborough based Senior Glass Systems, which produces high quality insulated glazed units for the fenestration markets, was represented at the glittering awards ceremony by operations director Michelle Damms.
The Bravery award honours someone who has shown exceptional courage through personal illness or by helping others. This year there were three strong contenders for the award, Andrew Askew, Thomas Lord and police officer Sarah Widdrington who had all shown extraordinary bravery.
The winner of the 2014 Senior Glass Bravery Award was Andrew Askew, who had been nominated by his wife Lisa for his bravery following her diagnosis in 2007 of cervical cancer. Andrew’s bravery had helped the family to get through this difficult time, holding things together and being a pillar of strength.
As Andrew received his award from Michelle, his proud wife Lisa, who is thankfully still in remission 7 years on, wiped away her tears of joy. Speaking to Michelle Damms after the ceremony, Andrew said he was “shocked to receive the award” as he never won anything. As they come up to their 10th Wedding Anniversary this was a wonderful way for Lisa to thank Andrew for everything he’s done.
“They are a lovely couple” said Michelle “and Andrew is a truly worthy winner of the 2014 Bravery Award.”
“It has been an honour for Senior Glass to sponsor the Bravery Award. Although we supply glazing units nationwide, we are a local Scarborough firm and a major employer in the area, so it is wonderful that we can support the local community in this way. Our congratulations go to Andrew Askew on winning the award and we wish Andrew and Lisa many more happy years together.”