Glittering awards dinner as popular as ever

June Russell, Anne Nyland, Brenda Giles, Jane Lythgow, Suzanne Forbes, Angie Buss and Penny Carney.
June Russell, Anne Nyland, Brenda Giles, Jane Lythgow, Suzanne Forbes, Angie Buss and Penny Carney.
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More than 180 guests attended this year’s Blackpool Civic trust annual awards and dinner.

The prestigious black-tie event took place in the Paradise Room, at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Marcus Beasley, Boz Phillips, Mr Dee, Tina Scott and Eddie Buss

Marcus Beasley, Boz Phillips, Mr Dee, Tina Scott and Eddie Buss

Those in attendance included the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Coun Peter and Coun Maxine Callow, Gordon Marsden MP for

Blackpool South, Blackpool football legend Jimmy Armfield and Dr Freddie Gick, chairman of the national charity Civic Voice.

Awards were given out to schools, community groups and local businesses who had all contributed to supporting Blackpool in 2015.

Joan Humble, chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust, said: “The evening was a very enjoyable way to celebrate individual achievement in Blackpool.”

Andy Ince, Matthew Skipworth, Becki White, Craig Coombes, Toby Tyler, Luci Berry and Alex McCoy

Andy Ince, Matthew Skipworth, Becki White, Craig Coombes, Toby Tyler, Luci Berry and Alex McCoy

To see the winners of this year’s awards, visit www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/local/visionaries-are-honoured-1-7762552

Mike Jaimes, Martin Gurr, Garry Conn, Bryan Lindop, Jonathan Morgan and John Houghton.

Mike Jaimes, Martin Gurr, Garry Conn, Bryan Lindop, Jonathan Morgan and John Houghton.

Kathy Collyer, David Owen and Pippa Greenway

Kathy Collyer, David Owen and Pippa Greenway