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Take a look at the inspiring people honoured at Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards

PUBLISHED: 15:34 12 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 12 October 2018

Overall Star of the year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony, Daniel Jillings with his mum Ann and Varley the dog. Pictures: Mick Howes

Overall Star of the year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony, Daniel Jillings with his mum Ann and Varley the dog. Pictures: Mick Howes

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Take a look through our gallery of the inspirational people in our community who were recognised at Thursday’s Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney Awards.

Special recognition award winner Nick Ayers with Victoria Schofield at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesSpecial recognition award winner Nick Ayers with Victoria Schofield at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Daniel Jillings, 12, won the Overall Star award for his campaigning to get a British Sign Language GCSE into schools.

The Lowestoft Volunteer Coastguards collect the Uniformed Services Person of the Year award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe Lowestoft Volunteer Coastguards collect the Uniformed Services Person of the Year award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Sue Willgoss and Nick Ayers received two separate awards on the night in special recognition of their campaigning and community work.

Veteran of the Year George Leslie (Les) Jackson receives his honour at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony.  Pictures: Mick HowesVeteran of the Year George Leslie (Les) Jackson receives his honour at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

You can read more details about the event here.

Chief reporter Reece Hanson presents George Burroughs with the Sporting Achievement of the Year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesChief reporter Reece Hanson presents George Burroughs with the Sporting Achievement of the Year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Veteran of the Year George Leslie (Les) Jackson receives a special gift from Waveney MP Peter Aldous at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesVeteran of the Year George Leslie (Les) Jackson receives a special gift from Waveney MP Peter Aldous at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy comperes the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesBBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy comperes the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Wrentham firefighters receive their Charity Worker of the Year award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesWrentham firefighters receive their Charity Worker of the Year award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Chief reporter Reece Hanson speaks at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesChief reporter Reece Hanson speaks at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Steve Ardley and Pleasurewood Hills representatives, including Woody Bear, at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesSteve Ardley and Pleasurewood Hills representatives, including Woody Bear, at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The stage is set for the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe stage is set for the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

A video presentation shows PC Stephen Vaughan and Nipper the dog receiving the Outstanding Bravery of the Year award from Waveney District councillors at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesA video presentation shows PC Stephen Vaughan and Nipper the dog receiving the Outstanding Bravery of the Year award from Waveney District councillors at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Team of the Year finalists at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesTeam of the Year finalists at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Steve Ardley speaks at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesSteve Ardley speaks at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Sporting Achievement of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Sporting Achievement of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Chief reporter Reece Hanson speaking at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesChief reporter Reece Hanson speaking at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Unsung Hero of the Year category winner Mark Lanham (left) receives his award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesUnsung Hero of the Year category winner Mark Lanham (left) receives his award at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Uniformed Services Person of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Uniformed Services Person of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Daniel Jillings receives the Young Person of the Year award from Ian Gregory of Waveney Norse at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesDaniel Jillings receives the Young Person of the Year award from Ian Gregory of Waveney Norse at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Young Person of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Young Person of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Unsung Hero of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Unsung Hero of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Charity Worker of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Charity Worker of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Vokunteer gardeners at Carlton Court collect the Community Group or Champion of the Year award from David Gallagher at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesVokunteer gardeners at Carlton Court collect the Community Group or Champion of the Year award from David Gallagher at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Beccles Community Volunteers colect the Team of the Year award from Victoria Schofield at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesBeccles Community Volunteers colect the Team of the Year award from Victoria Schofield at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

Ashley School Academy Trust collect the Eduication Star of the Year award from Phil Aves, of Lowestoft Rising, at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesAshley School Academy Trust collect the Eduication Star of the Year award from Phil Aves, of Lowestoft Rising, at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Education Star of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Education Star of the Year category at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

The finalists in the Community Group or Champion of the Year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick HowesThe finalists in the Community Group or Champion of the Year at the Stars of Lowestoft and Waveney awards ceremony. Pictures: Mick Howes

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