MANY ordinary people in all walks of life have had to face incredible challenges in the past year.

They put their lives on the line to help others and guide us through the pandemic.

That’s why the Daily Echo, Hampshire Chronicle, Romsey Advertiser, Basingstoke Gazette and Andover Advertiser will be honouring them them tonight.

The votes are in and the winners of the Hampshire Hero Awards will be announced tonight at 7pm.

Here is the rundown of finalists for the night:

Medical Heroes Category – sponsored by Paris Smith Healthcare Team Award:

  • Dr Oliver Cramer, Newport Health Centre, Isle of Wight
  • ICU Staff and GICU, Southampton General Hospital
  • Hestia Care -Berehill House

Individual Healthcare Professional Award:

  • Megan Rayner, Maternity Unit Princess Anne Hospital 
  • Julie Brooks, University Hospital Southampton
  • Dr Stephen Wimbush, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Medical Support Award:

  • Pharmacy Team Boots Winchester
  • Carol Allen, Covid Clinic
  • Jennifer Bryant, Sentinel Healthcare

Emergency Heroes Category – sponsored by University of Winchester 999 Heroes Award:

  • Community First Responders, Bishops Waltham
  • Captain Karl Williams, Army Boscombe Down
  • Bob Patton, Hampshire Fire and Rescue

In the Moment Award:

  • Tim Brennan, Horton Heath, and Martin Hancill, Dorset
  • Julia Noble and Clare Durham, Sherfield English
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

The Young Hero Award:

  • Nalah Stones, Eastleigh
  • Nancy Bastin, Hampshire Cub Scouts

Everyday Hero Category – sponsored by Southern Water

Best Key Worker Award:

  • Andrew Connolly, Spar Store;
  • Sarah Mathlin, Winklebury Federation of Schools, Basingstoke;
  • Hannah Corrall, Ben Dlugecki and Sarah Criddle, Osborne School, Winchester

Unsung Heroes:

  • Lisa Carter, Totton;
  • Hayleigh Jarvis, Southampton;
  • Lara Tarrant, King’s Worthy

Best Fundraiser:

  • Jessica Giles, Winchester;
  • Hayley Binstead, Board in the City Southampton;
  • Jan Wylde, Children’s Reception Team Hampshire County Council

To watch, visit the Daily Echo.