Felixstowe: Community stalwarts honoured for their work

HMS Ganges Youth Trophy winners Addicted to Dance - left to right, Kirsty O'Connor, Holly Ditcher, S

HMS Ganges Youth Trophy winners Addicted to Dance - left to right, Kirsty O'Connor, Holly Ditcher, Sophie Greer, Sophie Spencer, Emily O'Connor. - Credit: Archant

Hardworking volunteers who give their lives to serve their communities have been honoured with special awards.

HMS Ganges Youth Trophy winners Addicted to Dance - left to right, Kirsty O'Connor, Holly Ditcher, S

HMS Ganges Youth Trophy winners Addicted to Dance - left to right, Kirsty O'Connor, Holly Ditcher, Sophie Greer, Sophie Spencer, Emily O'Connor. - Credit: Archant

Mayor of Felixstowe Mike Deacon presented six Mayor’s Awards to individuals to mark a wide variety of outstanding community work across many decades.

He said they were the heartbeat of the community and their dedication was phenomenal, and it was their hard work – and that of many others across the resort – which kept the town’s voluntary organisations, vital services, clubs and societies ticking.

Mr Deacon said: “The work these volunteers do is tremendous.

“They give up their spare time to help others and to work for our town, organising events, campaigning and providing services and more.


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“It was an incredibly hard decision to pick six winners when we had so many strong nominations – there were so many others equally as good.

“Without our volunteers, the town would grind to a standstill.”

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The town council also presented a shield for an outstanding organisation – the winners this year Felixstowe Carnival Association.

Certificates of merit were also awarded to Art on the Prom and Sanctuary Housing.

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