PHOTOS: Pride of the Isle Awards 2017 with patron Sheridan Smith in Doncaster

PoI Awards with Sheridan Smith
PoI Awards with Sheridan Smith
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A glittering and emotional awards night celebrated outstanding people, and raised a fantastic sum for future charity work.

The fourth Lex’s Legacy Pride of the Isle Awards, held in Doncaster’s Vulcan Suite, included patron Sheridan Smith OBE among its 700 guests, and made the astonishing sum of £22,412 to give further help to stricken young people and families.

Fun at the Pride of the Isle awards 2017

Fun at the Pride of the Isle awards 2017

Charity chair Leesa Sharpe said: “This was the best awards night so far. The entertainers did us proud and the atmosphere was electrifying.

“Our nominees were wonderful. They all deserved to win but by being nominated, each person was recognised.”

Television star Craig Phillips handed awards to the following recipients; Male Category - John Knott, Crowle, Female Category - Marion Cooper, Haxey, Child Award, age nine or over - Ryan Goulding, Rossington, Child Award, age under nine - Finley Tuck, Hibaldstow, Most Inspirational Award - the late Vashti Emma Clayson, Crowle, Most Inspirational Child Award - the late Ebony Smith, Brigg.

Entertainment was provided by X-Factor finalists Che Chesterman, Jay James, Britain’s Got Talent singer Grace Bower, James Taplin and rock band The Torn.

Lex's Legacy Pride of the Isle awards 2017, Vulcan hangar, Finningley

Lex's Legacy Pride of the Isle awards 2017, Vulcan hangar, Finningley

Isle star actress Sheridan Smith OBE said: “We should all be proud of this fantastic charity and all the good work it has done and will do in the future.”

Guest Howard Johnson co-produced a film in the 1990s that was entitled The Last Flight of the Vulcan, as she retired from RAF service.

He said: “On Saturday night I met up with the aircraft once again at the Pride of the Isle Awards. It turns out that this was the Vulcan’s last public night before she leaves Hangar 5 at Robin Hood Airport here in Doncaster.

“The Vulcan (affectionally known as the Spirit of Great Britain) was joined by our own shining star and national treasure Sheridan.

PoI Awards, Doncaster

PoI Awards, Doncaster

“The night was a tremendous success. It was also a glowing testament to all the nominees and the hard work of Leesa Sharpe, Maxine Strong, the

Pride of the Isle team, and everyone involved. Well done!”

(Photos: Jonathan Matthews and Nichola Ratcliff)

2017 Pride of the Isle Awards, Finningley

2017 Pride of the Isle Awards, Finningley

Leesa Sharpe, Craig Phillips and Sheridan Smith at Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

Leesa Sharpe, Craig Phillips and Sheridan Smith at Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

Vulcan hangar - Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

Vulcan hangar - Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

A moment during presentations at Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

A moment during presentations at Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

Pride of the Isle awards 2017 in the Vulcan Room, Finningley

Pride of the Isle awards 2017 in the Vulcan Room, Finningley

2017 Pride of the Isle Awards

2017 Pride of the Isle Awards

Making new friends at the Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

Making new friends at the Pride of the Isle Awards 2017