Inspiring stories had the audience on their feet when courageous youngsters picked up prizes at the 11th Argus Achievement Awards.

The standing ovation came at the end of an afternoon of inspiring stories at the awards event taking place at the Theatre Royal in Brighon today (October 28).

Pictures taken during the afternoon are online now in The Argus's dedicated picture gallery.

Pick up tomorrow's edition (Monday, October 29) to see the special report featuring all the winners.

Charity of the Year – sponsored by Legal and General

The Cybersmile Foundation

Outstanding Pupil of the Year sponsored by Pontins

Veronica Freeborn

Contribution to Sussex Sport

Mark Bundock

Dad of the Year

Brian Foxwell

Young Employee of the Year sponsored by Argus Business

Antoine Coevoet

Business in the Community sponsored by AVT Connect

The Plough Inn

The Adam Faith Local Hero Award – sponsored by Sussex Society

David Hills

Carer of the Year – sponsored by The Pembroke Care Group

Monica Hanna

Volunteer of the Year – sponsored by UK Power Networks

Marilyn Nolan

Outstanding Contribution to Sussex – sponsored by American Express

Martin Perry

Beyond the Call of Duty – sponsored by Mears

Charles Boughton-Leigh

Public Services Award – sponsored by Brighton and Hove City Council


Teacher of the Year

Dewi Vaughan

Green Project or Person

Nicola Cunningham

Mum of the Year – sponsored by Hilton Brighton Metropole

Emma Wileman

Contribution to Arts and Culture Award – sponsored by Theatre Royal Brighton

Drusilla Duffill

Achiever of the Year – sponsored by Mears

Tina Cook

Community Event of the Year – sponsored by EDF Energy

Deans Festival

School of the Year – sponsored by City College Brighton and Hove

Downs View School

The Carol Barnes Courageous Child of the Year – sponsored by The Argus Appeal

Hayley Okines

Benedict McAlister

Ryan Mander

Abi Marshall

Rhys Watkins

Alex Rookley

See the live blog from the awards event here.

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