An awards evening has been held to recognise the hard work and achievements of everyday heroes from Cheshire and Warrington.

The occasion celebrated people who have inspired others to move more, no matter how big or small.

Hosted by Active Cheshire at Chester Racecourse, the celebration was part of 30 for 30, a mission to raise £30,000 to activate 30 local schools for their 30th birthday.

By activating 30 local schools, Active Cheshire hopes to battle statistics such as 1 in 5 children entering primary school obese. Children can receive bespoke and inclusive plans to get them moving before, during and after school.

The charity and social enterprise aims to improve the health and wellbeing of local people in Cheshire and Warrington through increased, sustainable physical activity.

A number of businesses got involved with the night by sponsoring awards, including Outwrite PR.

The PR agency sponsored the award Health and Social Care Hero, which was picked up by Gary Skentlebery from Warrington Worldwide, an online newspaper for Warrington.

Amanda Malone from Lifeways Group was highly commended for the award in the same category. The social care company provides specialist support and care to adults from across the UK.

Focusing on the everyday hero theme, the event featured life-size superhero figures including Batman and Superman for guests to take selfies with, a branded stage and superhero masks.

There were also gifts laid out on the table, including a personalised balloon for sponsors.

Anthony Bullick, managing director of Outwrite PR, said: “The awards night was a thorough success and we were amazed by the attention to detail of the theme.

“The speed painter was also impressive and contributed to the cause by auctioning of the paintings of the Hulk and Ironman in a silent auction.

“We aim to support our clients wherever possible and were pleased to get involved to help Active Cheshire recognise the everyday heroes across Cheshire and Warrington.”

The awards night raised £17,033, more than halfway to Active Cheshire’s target. If you’d like to get involved, contact the charity on 01606 330 212.