Caring residents receive awards - The Evesham Observer

Caring residents receive awards

Evesham Editorial 24th Mar, 2017   0

CARING residents from across Evesham and Pershore were among those honoured at Wychavon District Council’s Community Recognition Awards.

The glittering evening was held at Peopleton Village Hall last Thursday (March 16) and saw awards in a number of categories.

Open to the whole community, the awards give those who have volunteered, coached or helped others in the district a chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make Wychavon a better place to live and work.

Wychavon’s judging panel read through all of the nominations and the inspirational stories in its search for those people who had done the most to help people of all ages improve their neighbourhood, club, society or community during 2016.




Dr Sue Ablett from Evesham was honoured with the Arts Recognition award for all of the hard work she has put in to making the Evesham Festival of words a success.

The Sporting Hero prize was given to Bradley Smith for the time and dedication he puts in to playing and coaching for Pershore Tennis Club.


Kind-hearted staff at Rooftop Housing for the outstanding efforts they have put into the success of the bowls project for residents in Wychavon.

Sue Collins from Drakes Broughton was handed the Lifetime Achievement award for her years of time and dedication to the Parish Games and other activities she runs across the Wychavon district.

Other winners including Holly Clarke who was handed the Young Volunteer award while amela Field from Crowle was named Volunteer of the Year.

The Mr Beestans Gardens in Droitwich scooped the Community Group award for the hard work and dedication volunteers have put in to this garden project for the good of the community

Richard Morrish won the Enabling Healthy Lives prize for his efforts in helping others feel comfortable and at ease when they attend his local Judo club.

Tracy Grubb, Community Development Officer at Wychavon District Council, said: “Every category this year was full of very well deserving people who put the needs of others before themselves.

“It was very hard for the judges to choose the finalists let alone the winners and it just goes to show how many unselfish people dedicate their time and efforts to make others happy and feel included in their communities.

“I feel very proud that they are part of the Wychavon District,” she added.

Visit www.wychavon.gov.uk/events-training-and-workshops to read the nominations for the finalists.

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