Pride of Lancashire Awards 2010

Monday, 26 July, 2010

POLICE officers and members of the public from across Lancashire are set to be honoured for their bravery at this year's Pride of Lancashire Awards.

The event, sponsored by BAE Systems, will be held at Barton Grange Hotel, Barton on Thursday 29 July 2010.

Awards will be presented to people who have been recognised for their brave actions, both in the line of duty, as well as in everyday life.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be North West Tonight's Dianne Oxberry and the guest speaker will be Kate Adie OBE.

Lancashire Constabulary's Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan, said: "This annual bravery awards ceremony is a particularly important night that allows us to recognise the remarkable acts of bravery carried out by our own officers and members of our local communities.

"It makes me feel immensely proud, as Chief Constable, that frontline officers and members of the public put themselves into situations in order to apprehend offenders or protect others.

"The Pride of Lancashire Awards is a chance for us to recognise and celebrate the outstanding bravery of people who have gone the extra mile and have shown great courage and dedication in a range of difficult and dangerous circumstances. With the support provided by BAE Systems, we are able to give them the recognition they truly deserve, as well as an evening to remember."

Paul Earnshaw, Public Affairs Manager at BAE Systems, said: "BAE Systems is delighted and proud to support these awards. We have a long standing and valued relationship with the emergency services and we work together closely in a number of ways, from the Lancashire Constabulary helicopter being based at our Warton site, to their involvement in our full-scale emergency exercises.

"The winners of these awards, both police officers and members of our communities, have really gone above and beyond and are rightfully the 'Pride of Lancashire'."

Chair of Lancashire Police Authority, Malcolm Doherty, said: "All of those receiving an award have gone to extraordinary lengths to help others. In many cases they have put their own safety at risk, showing selfless courage and bravery in a variety of different situations. They are an example to others and I am delighted that their actions are being recognised in this way."

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