WATCHET couple Paul and Donna Stevens won a prestigious award for their charity work at the recent Somerset Business Awards.

Paul and Donna were presented with an outstanding achievement award in recognition of their dedicated charity work in memory of their young son Elliot, who died from Mitochondrial Disease and Cardiomyopathy at the age of just 13 months old back in March 2015.

This was the first time the outstanding achievement category had been part of the awards, which are organised annually by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, with a purpose of recognising those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of others.

After receiving the award in front of a standing ovation from the 400 guests present at the ceremony, Paul said: “We are both lost for words at winning this award as it has taken us by complete surprise, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped along the way.

“The whole purpose of setting up Elliot’s Touch was to make a difference to others and to create a legacy for him, and we hope Elliot would have been very proud.”