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Adele wins Pride of Fenland

Pride in Fenland Awards night at Wisbech St Mary ANL-160317-221751009
Pride in Fenland Awards night at Wisbech St Mary ANL-160317-221751009

A selfless Wisbech woman goes beyond the call of duty to help others has been honoured at the Pride of Fenland awards.

Adele Wright was presented with the Judges’ Award during last night’s ceremony in Wisbech St Mary Sports and Community Centre.

Mrs Wright is not only a key member of the Wisbech branch of Macmillan Cancer Support but also supports families in the Home Start scheme, along with visiting an elderly gentleman for Age UK and volunteers with Wisbech Food Bank.

And she has also chosen to distribute her £100 prize money between Macmillan, Home Start, Age UK and the Food Bank.

Shortly after receiving her award Mrs Wright said: “I can’t believe it. I’m elated.”

The runners-up award went to 16-year-old Ross Bennington for his inter-generational work in Wisbech.

Ross volunteers with various community groups who support elderly people in the town, including the Salvation Army and the Over 60s club.

The Salvation Army put Ross forward into the awards and their nomination states: “Without being asked to, he will often draw alongside elderly people and make them feel worthwhile and loved.”

Margaret and Dave Gibbs won the Good Neighbour category with Ann Cross named runner-up.

Jayne Denby, who founded Welcome 2 Our World, was presented with the volunteer award with Colin Martin and Pam Freer as runners-up.

Bethany West won the young people’s category with Ben Harvey as runner-up.

Justin Cross and Macmillan FC scored the winning trophy for the group section with Gorefield Youth Club taking second place.

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