The Devon BASH awards 2018 took place on Friday 23rd March 2018 at Westpoint, Exeter. This is the second year running for this event which saw huge success in 2017 and has grown in strength and popularity again this year. Here is a report from Devon & Cornwall Police:
The BASH Awards name came from the theme of the Devon Blue Light Day – Be Active, Safe, Healthy and this event has been organised to recognise the talents and achievements of the many unsung heroes within our disabled communities across Devon.
The categories at this year’s BASH Awards were:
- Making healthy choices
- Act of bravery
- Act of kindness
- Learning and achievement
- Taking up a new sport or activity
- Keep safe ambassador
- Community champion (volunteer)
- Community champion (group)
- Community champion (special award)
We were so impressed by all of the entries, which made judging particularly tough this year, that we decided every nominee deserved to be awarded a certificate to celebrate their achievements. Each category also saw a winner and two runners-up who were awarded certificates for their achievements.
Inspector Sally Kingdon said: “The number of nominations this year has been fantastic, with some amazing achievements, acts of kindness, bravery and community focus being put forward.
“We are very proud of everyone who was nominated. It was an extremely hard job trying to pick the winners of each category, as every single person who was nominated had achieved something spectacular.”
Awards to celebrate the achievements of the disabled community in other areas of the force will be announced later on this year.