UNSUNG heroes from across the Tendring district have been celebrated at a glittering ceremony.

This year’s Pride of Tendring Awards saw 21 deserving recipients presented with awards recognising the difference they made in their communities.

Winners were handed their accolades in front of more than 200 people, who packed into Clacton’s Princes Theatre for the special ceremony.

Each of the worthy award winners was nominated by a Tendring councillor for the major impact they had had on groups and charities around the district.

The event was staged by Tendring Council and was sponsored by Dong Energy, Tesco, Bespoke Catering and Robert Wong Photography, as well as being supported by the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.