Proud of our county
Home Instead East Northants owner Mark Darnell and celebrity guest Adam Woodyatt next to award winner Pauline Maskell

The Pride in Northamptonshire Awards took place last weekend to celebrate the selfless actions people make across the county for their communities. Home Instead sponsored the Care in the Community Award, and owner of the East Northants office, Mark Darnell and his business partner Elaine Lomax attended, with Mark presenting awards to the winner and runner up.

The Awards, organised annually by the Evening Telegraph and the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, were attended by special celebrity guest, Adam Woodyatt, best known as Ian Beale in the BBC’s soap, EastEnders.

Adam Woodyatt commented, “The Pride Awards are really good for the local community and for bringing people together.”

The awards ceremony was held in Wicksteed Park’s Pavillion in Kettering and consisted of 10 categories, with all finalists having been nominated by family and friends.

Among the stories the audience heard was of Alfie Game, seven, of Northampton, who set up Alfie’s cause for children with cancer despite battling Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma himself.

Mark Darnell commented, “The event was a fantastic celebration of the people of Northamptonshire. It was great to be able to congratulate those who care for others without a thought for themselves.”

Home Instead provides at-home care for the elderly in the local community. This service includes meal preparation, medication reminders, companionship and errands. The service is totally flexible to meet client needs and is available from as little as 1 hour to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you would like more information about Home Instead and the service they provide, call 01933 358708 or visit

Photo caption- Adam Woodyatt, Mark Darnell and Pauline Maskell