SPORTS people, good neighbours, and a boy who saved his mum's life by getting help after she collapsed, were amongst those honoured at the annual Pride of Barnoldswick Awards.

More than 150 people celebrated a record number of awards given out to a wide range of people who have made outstanding contributions to the town in the last year.

Councillor Chris Church, chair of the town council, who presented framed certificates to the winners at yesterday's (Wednesday) annual town meeting, said: "It's an honour to give awards to recognise some of the many people who help make Barnoldswick the wonderful town that it is."

Pride of Barnoldswick Awards were presented to: Oliver Stevens, Fundraising for a trauma support charity after having an accident; Bracewell Parochial Church Council, for up to 20 years of work for the ancient parish church of Bracewell; Liam Harvey, dedication to the town; Astrid and Shaun Middleton, setting up the community choir group; Gemma Allen, setting up Pendle Stitches; Ghyll Gardeners, for their work at Ghyll Church; Ghyll Church Coach House Volunteers, running the coach house at Ghyll Church; Jane and Grant Bardwell, following their recent retirement for long service to the town; Paul and Ann Miller, recently retired after running St Andrew's House since 1987.

Also: Allister Brown and Mike Heald, Barlick Town Juniors coaching the under 8's; Barnoldswick Cricket Club junior coaches, for their commitment to improving junior cricket; Noor Uddin and Usmaniyah, for organising Barnoldswick's first community Iftar; Hope Barnoldswick, organising the community picnic at Letcliffe Park; Rob Carlos, getting supplies to Ukraine; Josh Newman, clearing paths during recent icy spell; Jake McCusker, saving his mum's life by getting help when she collapsed.

Judith Jamieson, support to children of Barnoldswick for over 30 years teaching; Pendle Nursery, for its long-term commitment to children; Josh Mansfield, helping a neighbour when she fell; Sara Alexander, For performing the heimliche manoeuvre when her friend was choking; Wes Perriman, cleaning the war memorial; Mandy Barker, For making Pensioners Centre a hub again in the town; Rachel McLean, founding member of Bosom Friends Bereavement Group; Bryony Higgs, dedication and empathy she has shown to members of the bereavement group; Bosom Friends shop volunteers, for their hard work and dedication in running the charity shop.

Lindsay Gaskell, Sylvia Scrivener, Sally Lambert, Carolyn Wright, Jenny Arnold, Mandy Spencer, Annette Jackson, Nina Sedgwick, Hilary Kancidrowski, Terry Beadman Christine Thomson and the team at Silentnight, Heather Watson, all the people who helped with the sewing and crafting for the Wizarding World event in January.