COMMUNITY champions have been honoured with awards at a regional ceremony.

The fourth Marvels of Mid Awards, hosted by the NHS Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, recognised a number of people from the Maldon district.

The Primary Care award went to Dr Krish Krishnamurthy of Kingsway Surgery in South Woodham Ferrers.

Dr Krishnamurthy said: “It was an honour to be nominated in the Primary Care award category.

“It is an award for the whole team at Kingsway Surgery including my colleagues Dr Susan Mathew, the practice nurses, the practice manager, receptionists and admin staff at the surgery as it is a team effort that makes it possible to provide good care to patients.

“We would like to thank the CCG for recognising the efforts of various individuals and organisations in the community and organising an event such as this on a yearly basis.”

The Be Well award went to Heybridge Green Gym.

A Maldon and District CVS spokesman said: “The Green Gym got its award in the Be Well category, which aims at making healthy life choices or changes to a healthier and more physical life for and by individuals, groups and organisations.

“This project has been a great success for the local people, where they can go to exercise and engage with other people for free.

“This project has proven the successful achievement of great cooperation between Heybridge Parish Council, The Cooperative Academy Heybridge and Maldon and District CVS.”

Janet Cloke and Peter Blackman were winners in the Livewell Champion category.

There were also two highly commended awards for Maldon Walking Netball Group in the Be Well category and Robert Adams in the Volunteer of the Year category for his work with Essex Shed and Maldon CVS.

All groups and individuals were honoured at the CCG’s annual general meeting for their positive impact on the health and well-being of local communities.

CCG chairman Dr Anna Davey said: “I’ve been so pleased to celebrate the commitment of our residents across mid Essex in helping their friends and neighbours to live well.”