Another awesome evening celebrating the best of the best in Petersfield!
Hometown Festivals brought back the Awards to Petersfield again for 2017 and were bigger and better than ever! A glittering evening of celebration with the winners of The Petersfield Awards 2017 finally being announced.
Everybody who attended had the most amazing evening from start to finish. Even the unlucky shortlisted nominees still left with smiles on their faces after being entertained and dazzled for an evening celebrating their hometown of Petersfield.
A list of all winners are below as well as a link to a very big page of photographs from the night. If the banner link does not work, please click here.
Thank you to all of you for supporting such an amazing event and we already have ideas on how to make it even better when we bring it back next year!
Hometown Festivals would like to thank all the generous local businesses who have supported the event and made it possible for you to celebrate your hometown once again. Please click on the Award graphic of each category to visit the local sponsor.
Nomination quote about One Tree Books
“It’s wonderful to have an independent bookshop in Petersfield, and One Tree Books really have their own character and atmosphere that make them my number one place to buy new books. The staff are always polite and I know they run two book clubs to engage the local community with reading. A lovely place to shop.”
Nomination quote about Butser Ancient Farm
“Butser Ancient Farm is a community interest company, which means they are a not-for-profit business that reinvests all the money they make into the Butser project. It’s an archaeological research site, demonstrating ongoing archaeological experiments, prehistoric buildings, farming techniques and animals.”
Nomination quote about The Townhouse
“The Townhouse is like my Cheers Bar – they know my name, have brilliant food and drinks choice and are very knowledgable. They are always happy and the atmosphere is great. I always choose here to have business meetings and would be my first choice for a night out.”
Nomination quote about the Spice Lounge
“Always good service and excellent food with a caring and involved management team leading in innovation to changes and variety in the menu.”
Nomination quote about Mooka
“The smiling staff at Mooka always give me a warm welcome and make my day with their cheerful service. They are so knowledgeable about their products and nothing is too much trouble. They are really patient with my kids when they take forever to chose a flavour. You can even ask them to make any gelato/ sorbet flavour especially for you. I can’t recommend them highly enough!”
Nomination quote about Review
“Always such a lovely place to have my hair done – I have tried many establishments over the years before discovering Review and never going anywhere else. They make a great cup of coffee, always provide great conversation, and their skills are fantastic in cutting and styling. I always feel confident they’ll make me look and feel great with a new style, and the staff are so friendly and fun.”
Nomination quote about Rehab Blues
“A fantastic local band that have a huge following. Not only do their own gigs, they support charity events and local schools. They are loved by all ages and manage to get everyone up to dance .. And that just speaks for itself!”
Nomination quote about Charlotte Stephenson
“Mrs Stephenson has been a god-send to our family. She has been the class teacher for my 7-year-old son and since September we have seen him blossom at school, all due to her kindness and expert care. I know from many other parents they feel the same way as I do. She treats each child with respect and affection and is very highly regarded. I can not praise her highly enough.”
Nomination quote about Imogen Belcher
“This young lady has been fighting a brain tumour and has done so with admirable bravery and a smile. Despite having several brain surgeries last year, she continued to smile, do her school work where possible, and has made an incredible recovery. She raises money for brain tumour charities herself by doing running and fundraising. She is back at school and is a total inspiration. This little girl is amazing and deserves recognition.”
For more information about the charity which Imogen raises money for and to see her awesome acceptance speech on the night, please click here
Nomination quote about Pact Christmas Day Lunch
“A free lunch for local people that otherwise would spend Christmas day alone, it is open to people of all ages and is run entirely by volunteers. I believe it has helped a great many people that could possibly have become very lonely and depressed at what should be a joyous time of year.”
Nomination quote about the King’s Arms Youth Centre
“The King’s Arms has been meeting the needs of many of the young people of Petersfield over the past 18 years making a difference to young peoples’ lives. They have 9 amazing staff and as many as 30 or more members of the community who volunteer their time and energy in support.”
Nomination quote about Marika Kyjovska
“Marika is the chef for the PACT Christmas day lunch, and one of the primary organisers of the Monday night “soup Kitchen“ Marika makes a huge difference to the lives of the people that would other wise be alone on Christmas day and to those that visit the soup kitchen, she has helped several local homeless people by giving them food, drinks and clothing.”
Nomination quote about Runny Honeys
“Sue now has over 100 Runny Honey members in Petersfield and has 4 run leaders to help the membership groups; Beginners, Chatties, Raceys, Plus Size and now Buggies. The group provides fitness, health & well-being, motivation & support, friendship and fun”
Nomination quote about Jeff Williams
“Jeff helped set up Dementia Friendly Petersfield and has run numerous Dementia Friends Information Sessions since the launch, with more than 200 people attending sessions. He does all of this in his own time, alongside his job as Dementia Support Worker for the Alzheimer’s Society”
Nomination quote about Steve Stidolph
“Uses his personal negative experiences and transforms them into positive energy to keep himself healthy and happy, and then shares this energy with others to inspire them to get healthy and transform their own lives. He also fundraises for his own project in the Gambia, where he has spent a number of years building schools and helping to support the local community there.”
Hometown Festivals would like to thank all the generous local businesses who have supported the event and made it possible for you to celebrate your hometown once again.