Senior Glass has joined forces with Yorkshire Coast radio to search for the area’s unsung heroes and recognise what they do. The Scarborough based glazing company, which produces high quality insulated glazed units for the fenestration markets, are sponsoring this year’s bravery award, which will honour someone who has shown exceptional courage through personal illness or by helping others.
Three local heroes have been nominated for the Senior Glass Bravery award:
- Andrew Askew from Scarborough was nominated by his wife Lisa for his bravery following her diagnosis in 2007 of cervical cancer. Andrew’s bravery has helped the family to get through this difficult time, holding things together and being a pillar of strength. As they come up to their 10th wedding anniversary and Lisa’s 7th year in remission, she wants to thank Andrew for everything he’s done.
- Thomas Lord from Scarborough was nominated for the Senior Glass Bravery Award by his sister Shana. Thomas had to have an operation on his leg, leaving him in plaster for six weeks. He then had to learn to walk again, but through it all kept smiling and never complained.
- Sarah Widdrington is a local Police Officer. Despite being off duty, Sarah bravely tackled an armed man at the Tesco store in Scarborough, wrestling him to the ground and disarming him. According to North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Sarah’s actions were “exceptionally brave”.
Michelle Damms, Operations Director at Senior Glass Systems said “It is an honour to be able to Sponsor the Bravery Award for Yorkshire Coast Radio’s Local Hero Awards 2014. There are some exceptional nominations this year and hearing about their bravery and courage is truly humbling. We are delighted to be able to help recognise their bravery and look forward to presenting the award.”
The winner will be announced on Friday 25th April 2014 at a glittering awards ceremony and dinner at the JM Guthrie Clubhouse, Scarborough Rugby Club.