02:49AM, Friday 05 October 2012
Paralympic three times gold medallist Sophie Christiansen met 'champion' people from across the Royal Borough last night.
She was special guest when the annual Windsor and Maidenhead Voluntary Action (WRVA) Volunteer of the Year awards were given out at the Eton Dorney rowing lake.
Sophie lives in Maidenhead and is patron of the disability sports club SportsAble which won the team shield during the evening.
Eileen Denny, community action co-ordinator for WMVA, said: "It was as always a lovely evening and a great celebration of volunteering in the local community.
"Having the event at Eton Dorney, and with Sophie Christiansen, complete with three gold medals, as our guest of honour also made it particularly special this year - not least because SportsAble won the Team Shield, and Sophie is their proud patron."
Tameena Hussain of Maidenhead won the award in the under 25 category.
Full list of results:
Overall winner: (Glass Trophy)
Vivienne Davies – of SportsAble
Under 25 Group
Winner: Tameena Hussain – of Aik Saath
Runners Up :
1) Teresa Goddard – of Berkshire Youth
2) Masaru Yamazaki – of WRVS Carebank
Special Recognition Shield:
Jacki Witt – of SportsAble
25 – 59 Group
Winner: Andy Small – of SportsAble & Churches Together Maidenhead
Runner Up: Heather Devany – of Riding for the Disabled
Winner: Sandy Ashton – of Alzheimers Dementia Support
Runner Up: Brian Boulter – of Maidenhead Heritage Centre
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