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New Day Awards announce winners in virtual ceremony


By Kirsty Brown

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The first ever New Day Awards, created to shine a light on community initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, was held last night through a virtual awards ceremony.

The ceremony was streamed live on Facebook and presented by Prospect 13's Cerri McDonald, supported by her husband and two daughters from their home.

Eight winners were announced on the night as follows:

Community Hero - Lisa Munro, Great Self Isolation Bake Off.

Third Sector - Charlie House.

Education - RGU.

Sport and Leisure - The Fitness Guy.

Food and Drink - The Kilted Chef.

Local Business - North East Rig Out (NERO).

Media - FUBAR News.

Corporate - Brewdog.

Commenting on the virtual ceremony, Cerri said: “Huge congratulations to our winners and all of the finalists who have continued to go the extra mile to do their bit for our community during these difficult and strange times.

"They all had significant backing throughout the online voting process, and we were delighted to boost their much-deserved recognition with a virtual award ceremony.

“We have been truly blown away by everyone who has embraced the awards and it felt right to bring everyone together in the only way we can right now.

"We were stunned at how many people tuned in to see the winners announced, further cementing the north east community spirit that has heartened so many in the last two months.

"I was fortunate enough to have my family by my side during the awards, and I want to thank them and my amazing team for their support during lockdown - I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without them.”

At the end of the virtual ceremony, a New Day Awards celebratory evening was also announced to take place in Aberdeen after lockdown which will bring the community together in person and give the finalists a night to remember.


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