The best of the region's unsung heroes have been recognised at a feel-good ceremony.
It's the 11th year the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards have taken place.
And the annual event continues to shine a light on those in our community who have shown selfless acts of kindness, bravery or heroism.
Organised by this newspaper, the awards are an opportunity to thank the groups, organisations, and individuals who have gone the extra mile across 12 different categories.
The Overall Star award, which is decided by the judges, went to Steven Russell, who has worked for the Norfolk County Council for more than 30 years, ensuring equal opportunities for disabled people and those with learning difficulties.
He is a chair of trustees for charity, the Bridge for Heroes.
He has also travelled to India for many years assisting the Bethesda's Trust, taking abandoned and at-risk children to safe and vital homes and orphanages that he has also helped to build.
EDP editor Richard Porritt said: "I'm proud we've been able to put on another memorable Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.
“Every year, the awards acknowledge the amazing deeds being carried out in the area.
"They also give us the opportunity to give our winners and finalists the recognition they deserve.
"Thank you to everyone who has helped to put this year's event on - including all of our sponsors - and the in-house team who worked so hard on the event."
Held at the Assembly House in Norwich, the awards presentation took place on Thursday, November 30.
All the winners received tickets from Norwich Theatre to this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty.
Get a copy of Saturday's EDP for an eight-page special supplement from the event, featuring photographs of all the winners and their stories.
The full list of the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2022 winners:
Animal Hero of the Year sponsored by Redwings Horse Sanctuary
Winner: Alfie (dog)
Bo Peep (miniature donkey)
Dot on Thyme (horse)
Carer of the Year
Winner: Sian Moy
Charity Hero of the Year Award sponsored by Potters Friends Foundation
Winner: Richard Thurlow
Excellence in Education category sponsored by Step Teachers
Winner: Teresa Grix
Lifetime Commitment to the Community sponsored by Norwich Theatre
Winner: Steven Russell
NHS & Emergency Services Personnel of the Year
Winner: Stalham Fire Station, On Call Crew
Jordan Ellis and Andy Ormiston
Outstanding Bravery Act of the Year
Winner: Scott Stones
Theo Maun and Max Terry
Team/Community Group of the Year
Winner: SOS Bus Norwich
Dereham Community Litter Pickers
Dereham Ukraine Aid Centre
Iceni Rugby Football Club
Unsung Community Hero of the Year
Winner: Stu Burman
Young Person of the Year sponsored by Vattenfall
Winner: Theo Yeldham
Mason and Bastian Spagnola
Sofia Honey Adcock
Judges’ Special Award (non-entry category)
This award was decided by the judges and goes to someone who has not won a previous category, but nevertheless deserves recognition.
The finalists in this category were Jackie Hamilton, Bo Peep, Chloe Holmes, Dereham Ukraine Centre and Danny Sweatman.
The winner of the Judges’ Special Award was the Iceni Rugby Football Club from the Team/Community Group of the Year.
Overall Star of Norfolk and Waveney (non-entry category)
Chosen by the judges from one of the category winners, the winner of the Overall Star or Norfolk and Waveney was Steven Russell.