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Watch highlights from the Stars of Suffolk 2017 awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:03 13 November 2017

Overall Star of Suffolk 2017 -  Eve Brooks-Parkin. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Overall Star of Suffolk 2017 - Eve Brooks-Parkin. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Deserving people from across Suffolk picked up an array of awards at a glittering Stars of Suffolk ceremony.

Winners of the Stars of Suffolk Awards 2017.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Winners of the Stars of Suffolk Awards 2017. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The awards, held at Trinity Park near Ipswich on Thursday night, recognised stories of courage, strength and dedication from people of all ages who carry out inspirational work on a daily basis.

This year, more awards than ever were presented with Lifetime Achievement and Lifetime Sporting Achievement categories added.

The winners of the Stars of Suffolk 2017 awards are:

Overall Star of Suffolk and Young Person of the Year

Eve Brooks-Parkin

Special Recognition

Diana Porter, Fresh Start - New Beginnings

Unsung Hero

Mat Bayfield

Judges Special Award

Shaun Whiter

Lifetime Achievement

Terry Hunt and Nigel Pickover

Carer of the Year

Elysha Youngs

Outstanding Sporting Achievement

Jordan Catchpole

Lifetime Sporting Achievement

Allan Girot, Ann Negus and Brian Perks

Community Champion

Janice Scott

Outstanding Bravery

Isaac Bell

Hospital Person of the Year

Charlie Martin and Ali Angell

Team of the Year

Cafe 66

Search and Rescue Person of the Year

John Cresswell

Fire Person of the Year

Brian Hawes

Volunteer of the Year

Irene Rowe

Armed Services Person of the Year

Gary Croot

Police Person of the Year

Ginny Shoesmith

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