THE HAMPSHIRE Hero Awards event is nearly here.

Readers and visitors to our website will be able find out Thursday evening just who among those they have nominated have been chosen as the finalists and winners in the Hampshire Hero Awards.

Hospital workers, medical professionals and carers who have stepped up during the pandemic are among the finalists.

It will be a night when others are recognised too. They include child carers, first responders and those unsung heroes who might otherwise be in danger of being forgotten.

The event, with its principal sponsor Utilita, will be screened from 7pm on our Facebook page allowing visitors to comment and cheer on their favourites.

Here is the rundown of finalists for the night:

Medical Heroes Category – sponsored by Paris Smith Healthcare Team Award:

  • Dr Oliver Cramer, Newport Health Centre, Isle of Wight
  • ICU Staff and GICU, Southampton General Hospital
  • Hestia Care -Berehill House

Individual Healthcare Professional Award:

  • Megan Rayner, Maternity Unit Princess Anne Hospital 
  • Julie Brooks, University Hospital Southampton
  • Dr Stephen Wimbush, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Medical Support Award:

  • Pharmacy Team Boots Winchester
  • Carol Allen, Covid Clinic
  • Jennifer Bryant, Sentinel Healthcare

Emergency Heroes Category – sponsored by University of Winchester 999 Heroes Award:

  • Community First Responders, Bishops Waltham
  • Captain Karl Williams, Army Boscombe Down
  • Bob Patton, Hampshire Fire and Rescue

In the Moment Award:

  • Tim Brennan, Horton Heath, and Martin Hancill, Dorset
  • Julia Noble and Clare Durham, Sherfield English
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

The Young Hero Award:

  • Nalah Stones, Eastleigh
  • Nancy Bastin, Hampshire Cub Scouts

Everyday Hero Category – sponsored by Southern Water

Best Key Worker Award:

  • Andrew Connolly, Spar Store;
  • Sarah Mathlin, Winklebury Federation of Schools, Basingstoke;
  • Hannah Corrall, Ben Dlugecki and Sarah Criddle, Osborne School, Winchester

Unsung Heroes:

  • Lisa Carter, Totton;
  • Hayleigh Jarvis, Southampton;
  • Lara Tarrant, King’s Worthy

Best Fundraiser:

  • Jessica Giles, Winchester;
  • Hayley Binstead, Board in the City Southampton;
  • Jan Wylde, Children’s Reception Team Hampshire County Council

To link directly to the awards click here