Exceptional Norfolk Fundraiser announced as Best Newcomer of the Year at The Spirit of Fire Awards 2014Â
Break In Britain TV presenter Jacqui Hames presented Claire Boer from Norfolk with Best Newcomer of the Year at the Spirit of Fire Awards 2014.
Hosted by The Fire Fighters Charity, the Spirit of Fire Awards are supported by headline sponsor Infographics UK Ltd., the developer of FireWatch and FloSuite software for the fire and rescue service. The awards honour members of the fire community and members of the public by recognising acts of bravery and dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity.
After meeting VIPs including The Right Honourable Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for communities and local government, at a special Downing Street reception, nominees made their way to the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, where they received their awards during a prestigious ceremony presented by newsreader Nicholas Owen.
Commenting on the achievements recognised at The Spirit of Fire 2014, Eric Pickles MP said: â€œThe Spirit of Fire awards proudly showcase the very best of our fire and rescue service, as well as showing our admiration for those who have battled in the face of adversity, or demonstrated dedication to The Fire Fighters Charity. It was a true honour to meet and recognise the Charityâ€™s supporters and beneficiaries at the Spirit of Fire Downing Street reception today.â€
Claire won for her exceptional commitment in a newly undertaken fundraising role for the Charity. She is the epitome of a Fire Fighters Charity fundraiser and coordinator. A natural listener, she has transformed the way in which Norfolk has approached fundraising and shown great personal leadership, including developing the Serviceâ€™s intranet to contain lots of useful information about the Charity. Her infectious enthusiasm for supporting the Charity has demonstrated itself in so many ways, resulting in increased fundraising and a general feel-good factor about the Charity.
The runners-up for Best Newcomer of the Year 2014 are:
â€¢ Ashley Brown, Shropshire
â€¢ Clare Morris, Lancashire
â€¢ Kevin McKenzie, London
A stellar line-up of presenters included Larry Lamb, John Partridge, Jacqui Hames, John Conteh, Bhasker Patel, Rudolph Walker, Lorraine Chase, Fiona Wade, Liam Fox, Nicole Barber-Lane, Daniel Roche and Niamh McGrady who joined host Nicholas Owen at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.
Huge congratulations to Claire and the runners-up for their exceptional dedication â€“ for more information, please visit www.spiritoffireawards.co.uk.