Community heroes honoured in Suffolk

UNSUNG heroes in Suffolk have today been rewarded for their hard work in their communities.

UNSUNG heroes in Suffolk have today been rewarded for their hard work in their communities.

Groups, adults and children who play key roles in the towns and villages of Babergh have been honoured by the Babergh Community Achievement Awards.

Jill Barton, Babergh District Council's corporate support officer, who organised the awards, said: "We had a vast number of nominations this year and the judges had a very difficult task in naming the final 24 award winners.

“Every year, the award panel is amazed at the commitment, enthusiasm and dedication shown by all our winners and it is fantastic to see so many young people's projects coming out on top this year."


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The winners will now receive their awards at a ceremony at the Stoke-By-Nayland Golf Club.

The young heroes are Christopher Neill from Hadleigh, chairperson of the town's teen council, Marlon Lockyear, Kartrina Henderson and Callum Gibson, who are all members of Holbrook's Royal Hospital School's community action team, and East Bergholt High School's ASDAN group which organised the senior citizens Friday lunch club.

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A community groups which had its work recognised was the Ansell Community Centre luncheon group in Hadleigh which provides monthly lunches for elderly and housebound people in the town and district.

Meanwhile Barry Dallas of the Hadleigh Sea Scout Group, Les Stebbings from Shotley, John Blackmore from Bentley, Mervyn Austin from East Bergholt, Tracey Alexander of the Hadleigh Residents Group, Neil Thomas, a powerlifting coach from Hadleigh, Juliet Allerton from Chattisham and Bryan Quinton from the Suffolk Young People's Health Project (4YP) have been praised in the individual category.

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