Inspiring women from across Redcar and Cleveland were honoured at a special ceremony at the weekend.
Nearly 150 people attended the event at the Bellamy Pavilion at Kirkleatham Museum, near Redcar and watched on as the following women were recognised for their outstanding achievements.
Glynis Rodgerson won the 'Individual Achievement Award' for her work as a volunteer at Leonard Cheshire Disability’s Marske Hall and fostering 59 children
Kat Kempen took home the prize for 'Inspiring Others' for her work at a foodbank and community café.
Vera Rider claimed the 'Community Contribution Award' for her work as chairperson at the Gleneagles Community Centre at New Marske.
Mia Flood, aged 17, won the 'Young Woman’s Award' for her fundraising work in memory of a friend who died of cancer.
Linda Dickinson was named the winner of the 'Volunteer Award.' and overall winner.
The overall winner of the Mo Mowlam Award was Linda Dickinson, 56, of Normanby, who has a son, Alfie, 17, with Down’s Syndrome and autism and another son, Sam, 18, with Asperger’s.
She was nominated by her daughter, Helen Humphreys, who explained that, as well as looking after her sons and two grandchildren, her mother raises money for charity, coordinates an autism family support group, is a volunteer advocate for a local family whose first language is not English and whose autistic son is in a long-term assessment and treatment centre in Northumberland, is a trustee at a charity and for five years gave talks to students at Durham University.
After receiving the Mo Mowlam Award, Linda, said:
The Mo Mowlam prize was awarded by Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, who cited her friend, Jo Cox MP who was murdered last year, as a personal inspiration: