The North East's charity champions for 2019 are revealed

The winners of the fifth annual North East Charity Awards 2019 have been announced as part of a special celebration event commemorating the sector.

At the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead last week, more than 400 representatives from the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector from across the region gathered to hear who had been named winner in each of the 10 shortlisted categories. A huge well done to everyone involved. Here are the results:

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Outstanding Charity Support by Large Companies, sponsored by Northumbria CRC

Winner

Accenture

Highly commended

JT Dove Ltd

Muckle LLP

Outstanding Charity Support by Small to Medium Companies, sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson

Winner

Drummond Central and Ouseburn Farm

Highly commended

Lane Systems Ltd

SOS Group

Corporate Charity Ambassador of the Year

Winner

Sergio Petrucci

Highly commended

Rachel Ord

Michelle Yarnell

Uniquely North East Award, sponsored by Muckle LLP

Winner

Natural Ability

Highly commended

Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF)

North of England Children’s Cancer Research

Outstanding Social Enterprise

Winner

Five Lamps

Highly commended

Beacon of Light

Impeller Assurance & Resilience

Charity Leader of the Year, sponsored by Brewin Dolphin

Winner

Julian Prior (Action Foundation)

Highly commended

Carol Gaskarth (Pioneering Care Partnership)

Becky Rogerson (My Sisters Place)

Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Banks Group

Winner

David Hastings

Highly commended

Bob Hansford

Mahoor Mansoor

Young Charity Champion of the Year, sponsored by Stagecoach

Winner

Noor Amer

Highly commended

Matthew Caveney

Chanel Murrish

Small Charity of the Year

Winner

Kids Kabin

Highly commended

The Josephine & Jack Project

The Oswin Project

Special Recognition Award

Joanne Smith (Fighting All Cancers Together)

North East Charity of the Year, sponsored by Leathers the Accountants

Winner

Action Foundation

Highly commended

North East Autism Society

Pioneering Care Partnership