Ellie’s family given posthumous award by BBC Radio Surrey

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Unsung heroes from across the county were honoured at the annual BBC Radio Surrey Community Heroes Awards for 2018 at the Gatwick Crowne Plaza Hotel.

And there was also a posthumous Outstanding Achievement award presented to the family of Ellie Soutter from Oxted, who went to school in Bletchingley and started snowboarding at the age of nine.

Ellie enjoyed considerable sporting success including winning Britain’s only medal at the 2017 Youth Winter Olympics.

Sadly, Ellie took her own life but her father has gone on to set up a foundation in her name to support other young athletes.

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