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Suffolk: County’s heroes are honoured at Stars of Suffolk awards

09:56 11 February 2013

The glittering Stars of Suffolk Awards held at Suffolk New College on Friday night Young Person of the Year and Overall Winner Rhys Joseland

The glittering Stars of Suffolk Awards held at Suffolk New College on Friday night Young Person of the Year and Overall Winner Rhys Joseland

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COURAGEOUS and dedicated individuals from across the county have been honoured at this year’s Stars of Suffolk awards.

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Hundreds of guests packed into Shelley’s Restaurant at Suffolk New College, Ipswich, on Friday night as the heart-warming and inspirational tales of charity champions, unsung heroes and sporting greats were told.

Scores of nominations were sent in over the last few months with 16 awards being handed out during the evening.

Teenager Rhys Joseland picked up the young person of the year award and the overall Stars of Suffolk award, for his selfless actions in rescuing a woman who was being attacked in her home.

The 15-year-old, of Lockington Crescent in Stowmarket, was walking to school when he heard a woman screaming for help.

The then 14-year-old ran into the home and came across a man who was assaulting a woman and managed to get the man away from her.

Rhys said: “It is amazing, it really is, I just didn’t expect this at all.”

EADT editor Terry Hunt, who presented Rhys with his overall award, added: “He is someone who did something quite extraordinary, something extroardinarily brave and something that possibly saved someone’s life.”

Receiving one of two special recognition awards was eight-year-old Mason Fountain from Ipswich who, after discovering he had a brain tumour, set up his own charity.

Mason’s Magic was set up in January last year under the umbrella of Brain Tumour UK, to give gifts and treats to children who have brain tumours.

So far the charity has raised £50,000 and Mason’s Magic Twitter page now has more than 100,000 followers.

Also picking up a special recognition award was the 1st Battalion – the Royal Anglian Regiment, known as the Vikings, which recently completed a tour of Afghanistan.

Compere for the evening, BBC radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy, said: “We can’t thank you enough – we really do apreciate everything that you do for us.”

The awards are now in their fourth year and are supported by the EADT, sister title the Ipswich Star and Suffolk County Council.

Mick Parker of Parker Communications, one of the organisers and founders of the event, said: “I think that this has been without doubt, the best Stars of Suffolk yet.”

■ For full coverage of the awards and details of all the winners, see Wednesday’s EADT for a special eight-page supplement.

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  • Who were you calling "heroes" last week in your papers? Answer: A bunch of landowners and food producers. So who are the real heroes, the people in this story or the farmers?

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    Johnthebap

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