The winners of the Telford Community Pride Awards 2018 were announced in November, with successful candidates commended for their dedication, kindness, and commitment to making a difference in their communities. More than 300 nominations were received for the 13 awards and the winners were announced at a ceremony at Telford International Centre on Thursday 29 November as part of the borough’s 50th birthday celebrations. T&W Council leader Cllr Shaun Davies says, “We’re very lucky to live in a place where there are so many wonderful people. Thank you for doing what you do. You are what make our borough great. Thank you also to all those who nominated and to our sponsors for helping to make the awards a memorable occasion.”
Winners included Cameron Watson, who picked up the award for Outstanding Educational Achievement. Cameron has overcome a range of sensory issues and literacy difficulties from a young age. He began to develop a passion and talent for music while studying at Abraham Darby, where he played saxophone, drums and piano. Cameron went on to achieve three A Levels and is now studying for a degree in Music at Salford University.