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award presenters & categories
ADU RECOGNITION AWARD
Torron-lee dewar bcaa
Torron-Lee Dewar is the founder of The ADU Charity which established in 2010 as an artistic network designed to empower the community and help certain individuals steer clear of ASB, self harming & depression. Since ADU's opening, the charities artistry has won over 10 awards both regionally and nationally whilst recently being honoured a British Citizen - Service to Arts Award. Torron-Lee is the author of 50 Ways to Become a Better Choreographer and Creativity is Everything which are available on the Amazon Bookstore and was a West London Olympic Torchbearer in the 2012 games.
most productive category
Councillor candice atterton
Cllr Candice Atterton is Hanworth's Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Hounslow and recently became a member of the cabinet. Candice is very much involved with all things community and isn't afraid to speak up on the things that matter to her, often speaking publicly at various events and workshops across the capital. Candice is a role model to her borough and a councillor with a uniquely positive outlook on the world.
BEST PERFORMANCE CATEGORY
Jonathan is the Artistic Director of Arts Centre Hounslow & Ashby Ryder Creative Management. He has worked in many areas including, Stage Management, Tour Management, Company Management, Lighting, Sound, as a Musician, Actor, Writer and Director. Jonathan's Previous Credits as a Director include; Alice in Wonderland, A Christmas Carol; In The Dark, The Misanthrope, She Stoops To Conquer & A Christmas Carol (London Contemporary Theatre.) Jack & The Beanstalk (Pyramid Pantomimes)
TEACHERS CHOICE AWARD
DAVID STINSON FRSA
David's theatre credits span from taking leading roles in musical productions aboard some of the world’s most prestigious cruise liners to performing lead roles in London’s West End at theatres such as the Victoria Apollo and also the Dominion Theatre. David has also led a successful singing career. He released his debut album in 2007 and has since shared the stage as a solo artist with the likes of the cast of Hairspray; winners of The Voice; and X Factor Winner Sam Bailey. He is Founder and CEO of International Performing Arts & Theatre together with his fellow colleagues in North America and Australia.
MOST DEDICATED CATEGORY
GRANTLEY YEARWOOD JP MA
Grantley was a Justice of the Peace in West London from 1990 and is now on the ‘Supplementary list. Along the way he studied offenders and the law, writing a thesis on police and community relations on the Stonebridge estate during the years of civil unrest in England. Grantley went on to study a number of management courses and financial courses. He later undertook an MA in Youth and Community Studies and wrote a thesis on the ‘concept of a role model for young men of African Caribbean decent.’ During these years Grantley took an interest in the development of young people becoming a part time youth worker rising to the role of Youth Officer responsible for training and developing Youth Workers. Above all, he believes in helping the community develop and the work with young people.
highest class achiever category
miss pinkney deputy head at green dragon school
Miss Pinkney is the Deputy Headteacher at Green Dragon School in Brentford West London. She will be presenting the highest class achiever award to students who have shown incredible progress on the ADU Credit System since it was established.
kojo marfo bcaa
most outstanding newcomer category
Kojo found his passion for the creative arts six years ago whilst studying aerospace engineering at Coventry University. He curated a bespoke production called My Runway Show, which merges different elements of creative arts powered by an annual theme that empowers young people.
Kojo has managed to diversify his platform into a three-fold operational body that gives opportunities to young people via his creative production; inspires and equips with his youth development seminars, workshops and projects across UK; and community charity project by donating food and clothing items to the homeless people at St Mungo’s Shelter every year in December.
most improved & best performing choreographer award
sue lynch & joan carr
Sue Lynch is the services manager at Morrisons presenting the most improved and best performing choreographer award alongside her colleague Joan Carr. This year, they made an excellent donation to The ADU Awards' food spread table. Sue is known for her fantastic community spirit and has a commendable trait in helping those around her.
male of the year
councillor guy lambert
Guy was brought up in Merseyside but has lived in London since 1976. He worked in the IT industry for 30 years and stood for the council for the first time in 2015. Guy has been working alongside The ADU Charity and the council to secure a permanent facility they can call home, with plans in the pipeline. Council cabinet includes, looking after waste, highways and trading companies. Guy has an interest in historic motor racing. In the words of Mr Lambert: "Dancing talent : none at all."
FEMALE OF THE YEAR
Raquel is a British-Ghanaian musician, composer, choreographer, actress and script writer. She is popularly known for her hit song “Sweetio” which featured Sarkodie. Raquel has voluntarily been a mentor for a private charity within her local community in Ghana called Christ Humanitarian Foundation (CHF). She acts as a public advocate for the foundation to help them raise funds each year.
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Debbie is a board trustee at The ADU Charity and is also the chair of the IvybridgeLink community centre. She is known by many for her commitment in the community, striving to make it a brighter place for residents to reside in. Debbie often runs many workshops and activities for children, young people, adults and the elderly, keeping them physically & mentally healthy and actively engaged in worthwhile causes.