IT WAS the turn of the everyday heroes who tirelessly do their bit for their community to receive their moment of praise at Redcar and Cleveland Community Achievement Awards last Wednesday.

A total of 13 individuals and groups, including Pearl and Lynne Appleby, received the annual awards from mayor Eric Jackson at Eston Town Hall. The other award winners were:

Anne Breeze of Lingdale, a care assistant for 17 years who devotes her life to helping the elderly and ensuring they have a social life.

Conniston and Rydale Avenue Residents' Group, Grangetown, for their work improving the local environment.

Christine Cowle and Katie Mawson of New Marske, for their work in the Girls Brigade.

Wayne Davies, Liverton Mines. Wayne, aged 16, is secretary of his villages Community Group and secured funding to get the village youngsters their first football pitch.

Diamond Street Residents, Saltburn, for improving the environment.

Godfrey Evans, Lingdale, for his 'outstanding' contribution as a parish warden for Skelton and Brotton.

Pearl Hall, South Bank, has campaigned against fireworks and worked all her life for the community of South Bank.

Arthur and Joan Marsden and Evelyn Smith, Redcar, for more than 35 years' service to Redcar East Community Association.

Margaret Thurston, Dorothy Wells and Elizabeth Gibbon, Redcar, Lakes Estate fundraisers who ensured estate's children's Jubilee party went ahead despite earlier cancellation.

Julie Smuk, Brotton, for her numerous works with Brotton children.

Philip Thomson, Saltburn, dedicated Saltburn community worker.

Grave Wynn, Guisborough, now 82, is the former residential warden for bungalows and flats in De Brus Way, but carries on unpaid work helping the elderly.