In pictures: The winners, the magic, the special moments - Sunderland celebrates its heroes at the Best of Wearside Awards

Sunderland’s unsung heroes, World Cup stars and courageous children were given a massive “well done” at the Best of Wearside Awards.

By Ross Robertson
Friday, 29 March, 2019, 11:21
Award winners at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.

Here were look at the winners, the magic, and the special moments in pictures from the 2019 event.

Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Child of Achievment Award Chanel Murrish
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Brian Henderson, father of Jordan Henderson.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Student of the Year Award Bridie Stoddart
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Child of Courage Winner Clayton James Strand
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Singer/songwriter Tom Mouse Smith
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Singer/songwriter Tom Mouse Smith with sister Hannah
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Child of Acchievment Winner Miles McBurnie with Grandmother Ann Solomon
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Child of Achievment Award Chanel Murrish, presented by Anna Weeks Regional Director Northern Rail
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Child of Achievment winner Luna Petrucci
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winners in the Community Group of the Year Award were Ambers Law, presented by Victoia Manghan of Calsonic Kansei and received by l-r Sam Pratt, Darren Cliff and Kelly Gibbs
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner in the Community Group of the Year Award were Ambers Law, l-r Sam Pratt, Julie Ledger, Darren Cliff and Kelly Gibbs
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winners of the Community Group of the Year Award were Ambers Law, l-r Kelly Gibbs, Sam Pratt and Darren Cliff
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winners of the Community Group of the Year Award Ambers Law
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Community Champion Award Kirsty McGurrell
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Picured l-r Sunderand Echo Mangaing Editor Gavin Foster, Brian Hendersoin father of Jordan Henderson, Claire Virge CSR and Sponsorship Manager BGL Group and former Sunderland footballer Kevin Ball
Fundraiser o the Year Award winners Emma (left) and Sergio (right) Petrucci presented by Emily Downes (centre) Regional CSR Specialist - The North Group Communicatiuons BGL Group Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Community Champion Award Kirsty McGurrell, presented by Brian Spears Non-Executive Board Member for Gentoo Group.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Community Champion Award Kirsty McGurrell
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Student of the Year Award Bridie Stoddart
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Student of the Year Award Bridie Stoddart
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Student of the Year Award Bridie Stoddart, presented by former SAFC footballer Kevin Ball
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Green Champion Award winner Dame Dorothy Primary School received by Karen Gordon (left) and Gary Byers (right)
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Fundraiser of the Year highly commended Southwick Community Primary School presented by Emily Downes (right) Regional CSR Specialist The North Group Communications BGL Group
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Fundraiser of the Year award winner Sergio & Emma Petrucci, presented by Emily Downes Regional CSR Specialist The North Group Communications BGL Group (centre)
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Fundraiser of the Year award winner Sergio & Emma Petrucci
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Highly Commended in the Volunteer of theYear Award Sundeerland RNLI Lifeboat Station, received by James jamieson and presented by Cllr Katie Corrigan Durham County Council (left)
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Cllr Katie Corrigan Durham County Council (centre) to Street Care and received by Claire (left) and Marge Wilkinson
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Volunteer of the Year Award to Street Care received by Marge and Claire Wilkinson
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Sporting Achievment Award Thomas Ward (centre) presented by Jennifer Lee Wright (left) Sales manager SAFC/Elior and former SAFC Footballer Keiron Brady (right)
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Winner of the Sporting Achievment Award Thomas Ward
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Highly Commended in the Community Group of the Year Award were the Youth Almighty Project.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Highly Commended in the Community Group of the Year Award were the Youth Almighty Project, presented by Victoria Manghan (5th fro, left) of Calsonic Kansei
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Highly Commended in the Community Group of the Year Award Veterans in Crisis presented by Victoria Manghan (right) of Calsonic Kansei
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light
Dancer Ellie White at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.

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Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Local Hero Award wnner Paige Hunter presented by Managing Editor Gavin Foster.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Local Hero award winner Paige Hunter
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Dancer Ellie White at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Dancer Ellie White at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Dancer Ellie White at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Compare Alfie Joey at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Compare Alfie Joey at the Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
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Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Table 6
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Editoirial Director Joy Yates at Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at te Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light. Ambers Law
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland Echo Best of Wearside Awards 2019 at the Stadium of Light.