THE sponsors have been announced for an awards initiative which celebrates some of the unsung heroes of Andover.

The Pride of Andover Awards is returning for 2018 with an official launch in June but the sponsors of the nine awards have already been announced.

The category sponsors for The Pride of Andover Awards 2018 are:

• David Mellor Family Jewellers – Spirit of Andover Award

• The Commercial Centre – Sue Sheppard Award

• Andover Framing – Services Award

• Andover Vision – Community Champion Award

• New Street Dental Care – Young Person of the Year Award

• The Breeze – Inspiring Others Award

• Places for People – Sports Award

• Aspire Defence – Heart of Gold Award

• Ocado – Fundraiser Award

Christine Mellor, of David Mellor Family Jewellers, said: “We’re delighted to be Main Sponsors of The Pride of Andover Awards for 2018.

"As a local business, we’re proud of our local community, and want to celebrate everything that makes Andover a unique and vibrant place to live; not least of all the wonderful individuals who volunteer their time, go out of their way to support others, and inspire everyone around them to achieve great things for the good of the town.”

The Pride of Andover Awards exists to shed light on the town’s unsung heroes, endorsing the inspiring and selfless actions of Andover’s most generous individuals.

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