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Pride in Fenland awards night Winners'Special Award to Michael Shelly, St Augustine's Day Centre and Courtney Milner ANL-140328-111431001
Pride in Fenland awards night Winners'Special Award to Michael Shelly, St Augustine's Day Centre and Courtney Milner ANL-140328-111431001
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Do you know someone who works tirelessly for others without any thanks, or groups which are making a difference to their communities? Well now is the chance to honour them in the Pride of Fenland awards.

We are once again teaming up with Fenland District Council to celebrate the work of volunteers across the area.

Nominations are now being sought for the prestigious awards which will culminate in a ceremony in The Boathouse, Wisbech, on Thursday, March 12.

Cllr Mike Cornwell said: “We are very proud of the high calibre of nominees we have had over the years. It still surprises me how varied the areas of work are and we are hoping that the Pride in Fenland Awards 2015 will be an opportunity to continue to highlight the amazing work residents of Fenland contribute in their communities on a daily basis.”

Last year Michael Shelly, of Parson Drove, received the Judges’ Special Award for his dedication to groups in the village.

Daryl Simmonds received the Good Neighbour award with Courtney Milner and Sheralee Milner, of Manea, being presented with the Young Citizen of the Year award.

St Augustine’s Day Centre in Wisbech took the group award.

We are looking for winners in:

n Good Neighbour (a person including a volunteer benefiting the community) is open to anyone who volunteers to help a group or person. They might help with shopping, jobs around the home or garden or just visit regularly for a chat.

n Group, club, organisation or charity which volunteers to benefit the community.

n Young Citizen (carer or volunteer benefiting the community) is open to anyone under the age of 25.

The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday, February 4.

Send your nomination, using the form printed below – marked ‘Pride in Fenland’ – to: Fenland Citizen, Limes House, Purfleet Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1HL.

You can also hand your nomination into the special drop-off point: Terry Jordan, 1 North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JR.