Social Media Influencer Award – Vote for the Winner!

Active Lincolnshire Root Studio Sponsor InstagramThe Social Media Influencer Award, sponsored by root studio, aims to recognise an individual, group or organisation that has made a positive impact to lives of Lincolnshire residents through the power of social media. The award is one of 11 award categories, that was open for public nomination, and shortlisted by a judging panel.


Thank you to everyone who voted – the winner will be revealed at our online award ceremony on Thursday 12 November, 7pm, which you can watch online here.


  • Inspire +
    Grantham based sport and education charity Inspire + were nominated for the success of their virtual Mini Olympics. The annual event would normally take place over 3 days to 2500 young people – the virtual event extended its reach even further, with children taking part both in school and at home. Videos on YouTube and twitter posts on the day encouraging children to get active received over eighteen thousand impressions.
  • Thomas Dunning
    who posts under his Instagram account Mental Health Runner has, during the Covid-19 pandemic, used the reach of his social media to encourage others to take part in physical activity both outdoors and inside their own homes. He and the other leaders of runtalkrun also continued to support online individuals with mental health conditions to stay connected even though they couldn’t run together. Tom encouraged his followers to be creative and make use of the spaces they have in the confines of their own home to exercise.
  • Michelle Gledhill, INJA’S in isolation
    Michelle is the owner of ‘It’s not just Aerobics’ in Mablethorpe, Sutton and Huttoft, running classes for all ages and ability. During lockdown, Michelle set up an online isolation group INJAs in isolation, sharing live exercise classes, posting inspirational messages and hosting virtual coffee mornings that supported the group’s physical and mental wellbeing throughout this difficult time.

View the full list of finalists for all the 2020 award categories here.