12th Dec, 2019

Clean sweep as town quartet pick up county-wide community awards

Ross Crawford 17th Jul, 2019 Updated: 17th Jul, 2019

THE good work of volunteers in Alcester were celebrated at the annual Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action Awards at Myton School in Warwick.

The event recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations across all Warwickshire and every single Alcester-based volunteer who was nominated ended up as winners in their respective categories.

David Moulson walked away with the Individual Award for Community Impact in recognition for his involvement with a number of projects in the town including the Roman Museum and the Alcester & District Local Historical Society.

Maggie Payne who established Alcester in Bloom more than 30 years ago leading them to winning several prestigious national and regional awards received the Environment Individual winner at the event.

She said: “It was an honour to receive the award. I enjoy giving back to my town after everything it has given me.”

Andrew Deeks has been a volunteer mentor for six years with The Lifespace Trust and won the Health and Wellbeing Group award.

The Trust has almost 50 trained mentors who provide one-to-one mentoring for children and young people to reduce distress, build their resilience and enable them to achieve more.

Last year Lifespace supported 365 young people from 31 schools in the South Warwickshire area.

Finally, Betty Addison who at 90 years old runs a board games and crib club in Alcester was presented with the Special Recognition Award.

She said: “I was happy to receive the award and it has been a great pleasure to have been involved with the group over the past six years.

“I wanted to set up something for older people to play cribbage and have company and make new friends.”

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