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Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2016
- 29 September 2016
A packed Middleton Area enthusiastically celebrated the nominees and winners of the Rochdale Sports and Culture Awards. This annual Link4Life produced event is unique in Greater Manchester in celebrating sports and culture at the same event!
The range of talent and dedication on show was nothing less than inspirational as we were introduced to what is great about our borough: it's amazing people. The judges must have had an almost impossible job in selecting winners from such an impressive pool of short-listed nominees. Those with this unenviable task were: David Agnew – Artistic Director, The Bury Met, Sarah Lowell – Head of Participation and Learning at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Paulette Terry Brien – Co-founder and Co-director of The International 3, based in Salford, Russ Green – Chief Executive Rochdale AFC and Brian Belfield – Board Member Rochdale Hornets.
Events like this are only possible because of the generous support of local businesses and organisations, in this case: Pelican Rouge, Recruitment Solutions North West, Debit Finance Collections, JGM Agency, Curious Minds, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Big Wave Media, Revolution 96.2fm and TBA-PT. There were also very generous gifts for all the nominees from Rochdale AFC and Rochdale Hornets.
Comedian, actor and broadcaster Ted Robbins did a great job, for the second year as compere, with a mixture of wit and heart-felt admiration and enthusiasm for the nominees and winners.
We were also treated to excellent performances courtesy of Skylight Circus and Rochdale Music Services, That's All Folk.
By Steve Cooke email@example.com