VIDEO: Sheridan Smith sings at Isle awards night

The stars of stage, screen and community were out for the first, glittering Pride of the Isle Awards at Epworth.

Sheridan Smith and John Parr were surprise guests who joined local band The Torn to delight and entertain at the emotive community tribute night on January 25.

Pride of Isle Awards in Epworth.

Pride of Isle Awards in Epworth.

Humbling stories of courage and selflessness were heard as nine special men, women and children were called up to receive awards.

The hugely successful event was held in memory of the late Lexy Strong of Epworth and has raised thousands of pounds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Isle darling Sheridan spent time chatting to many people before she took to the stage and filled the dance floor by belting out Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 with her brother Damian Dalton-Smith’s band.

Full report with pictures in this week’s Epworth Bells.