Bargain Hunt star Kate Bliss joins Dorset Hero Awards

TV presenter and antiques expert Kate Bliss is the latest celebrity to be announced as a guest at the 2021 Dorset Hero Awards.

The star of Bargain Hunt and other antiques related shows on the BBC is excited to be a part of the event, which will air on our Facebook page on June 9 at 7 p.m. ET.

Kate joins Dr Hilary Jones and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood for the star-studded event, which will be hosted by Simon Weston CBE.

Entries for the awards ceremony with their main sponsor, Talbot Village Trust, are now closed and the judges have drawn up a shortlist.

The finalists are:

Medical Hero Category – sponsored by the Miramar Hotel

Healthcare team award: Hospice Forest Holme, Poole; ICU Royal Bournemouth Hospital; Dorset University Hospitals Theater Team.

Individual award for healthcare professionals: Victoria Tweedy, Dorset County Hospital; Mandy Harris, Lewis-Manning Hospice Cares; Minnie Klepacz, UHD Bournemouth.

Medical support award: Lisa Chick, Various Abilities; Sheeja Lolamony, Fairmile Grange; Simone Burne, Houblon Forest Holme.

Emergency Heroes Category – sponsored by Goadsby

Price 999 Heroes: Johnathan Clark, RNLI Poole; Michele Whitehurs, Dorset University Hospital; Andy Byers, NHS responders.

Current price: Michelle Scott, Royal Hospital Bournemouth; Rafael Granada Rafales, Royal Hospital of Bournemouth, Nancy Bastin, Louveteaux.

The Young Hero Award: Jamie Groves, Poole; Lance Corporal Ben Hall, Bovington and Purbeck Detachment; Ethan Eccles, MYTIME Young Caregivers.

Everyday Hero Category – sponsored by JP Morgan

Best Key Worker Award: Kieren Haslet, Lychett Minster School; Cassie Burtenshaw, St Ann’s Hospital, Poole; Longham Community Kindergarten Staff.

Unsung heroes: Craig Wells, Bournemouth; David Wood, Poole; Rob Franks, Poole.

Best fundraising: Marley Keen, Poole; Jon Weber, Poole; Gracie Tiller, Poole.

See the video below for a taste of what’s to come.

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