Do you know a sporting or community hero in Cheshire East?

By Lucy Bourne May 9, 2022

Do you know a sporting or community hero in Cheshire East?

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to share, their Everybody Awards are making a return on the 7th October at the stunning Crewe Hall in Cheshire and nominations are now open.

The Everybody Awards is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes in sport, health and wellbeing, play and active recreation.

Categories include:

  • Sports Personality of the Year
  • Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Club of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Sports Achiever of the Year

As well as recognising and awarding this year’s Everybody Customer Hero, Lifetime Achievement Award and Chairman’s Award.

Everybody Health and Leisure are delighted to announce that the fantastic Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympic Athlete and crossbench peer is returning to host the Awards for 2022! Tanni has had an incredible career, with 16 Paralympic medals to her name – 11 of which are gold – and 12 world championship medals.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson spoke on her excitement of hosting again,

“I’m so pleased to be returning to the Everybody Awards this October. I was truly inspired by the heroes and commitment to sporting achievement at the 2021 awards and I can’t wait to meet this year’s finalists. The last couple of years we’ve seen incredible community spirit and innovation in times of uncertainty, and this year’s awards will be another opportunity to celebrate and take a look back at the successes during the last year.”

Speaking on the 2022 Awards, Everybody’s CEO Thomas Barton commented,

“We are delighted to announce that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is hosting our 2022 Everybody Awards, we cannot wait to welcome her back after she has hosted our, 2019 and 2021 Awards! The evening is a great way to celebrate the achievements of our fantastic local community and recognise the hard work that they do every single year. This year promises to be extra special and we are looking forward to reading everyone’s inspiring nominations!”

Previous winners include obstacle course athlete Matthew Rigby for Sports Personality of the Year, snowboard athlete Mia Brookes for Young Sports Achiever, and the fantastic Jim Painter for Customer Hero. The previous Everybody Awards have been an exceptional evening thoroughly enjoyed by all, with amazing success stories and heart-warming experiences.

To find out more information about the Everybody Awards visit: or follow @EverybodyHealthLeisure on Facebook. Nominations are now open and close on Monday 15th August 2022.


Notes to Editor

Everybody Health and Leisure is a registered charity which aims to provide ‘leisure for life’ by improving the health and wellbeing of local communities. The charity operates 16 leisure facilities including 9 swimming pools and 7 Taste for Life cafes across the Cheshire East region, and delivers a range of targeted health, sports and disability and inclusion programmes. For more information please visit: or follow on Twitter @ebleisure.

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