Student Named As Finalist in Local Heroes Awards 2010

The judging has taken place for The Northern Echo’s prestigious ‘Local Heroes Awards’ 2010 and a student from East Durham College has been named amongst the finalists.

Callum Lindsey, who is studying for a Diploma in Animal Management at the College’s Houghall Campus, was named as one of three finalists for the Award for Remarkable Achievement category - following his success in horse riding during 2010.

Darren Grey and Owen Bainbridge for achievements in golf and football respectively are the other two finalists.

Callum, who has cerebral palsy and is also deaf, qualified to take part in the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) National Championships after competing and winning at the North Region Championships in the Countryside Challenge Class.

Judges met early this month at The Northern Echo offices and sifted through a record number of entries from the world of grassroots sport.

Peter Barron, Editor of The Northern Echo, who chaired the judging panel said: “I think the standard and number of entrants this year has been as strong as ever.”

This year’s awards night will be held before a 1,000-strong audience in a giant marquee at Hardwick Hall Hotel, near Sedgefield, on 2nd December.

Celebrities from the world of sport, including Darlington FC manager Mark Cooper, will be attending and more names will be revealed between now and the big night.

East Durham College would like to congratulate Callum on his remarkable achievement and wish him the best of luck for 2nd December.