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East Northamptonshire Champions Celebrated

cafe @25

The Chairman of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has officially crowned the recipients of an award scheme set up to recognise the unsung heroes of the district.

The East Northants Chairman Champions awards were launched in August 2020 and Cllr Helen Howell, ENC’s final Chairman, has now had phone and Zoom calls with all the recipients of awards to congratulate them and find out more about the work they have been doing.

 

The winners of the awards in each of the categories are:

Business/Organisation:

  • Cafe@25, Irthlingborough
  • The Woodpecker, Raunds

 

Community Organiser

  • Rob Giddings
  • Anne Gilbert
  • Linda Gretton
  • Mike Herring
  • Camilla Sherwin
  • Charles Tomalin

 

Good Neighbour

  • Colin Godfrey

 

Helping in the Community

  • Cathryn Brightwell
  • Tarot Crick
  • Richard Lattimore
  • Florence Muzvaba
  • Cheryl Tompkins
  • Joanne Vissian
  • John Wooding

 

Voluntary Group

  • 1st Raunds Scout Group
  • East Northants First Responders
  • Raunds and Thrapston Area Volunteers
  • Support@Titchmarsh

 

Volunteer

  • Damian Stiles
  • Katie Sorrell

 

Young Person

  • Lily & Maisie Howe

 

Cllr Helen Howell said:

“When I originally launched the awards, I hoped we would be able to meet in person to hand over the awards, but sadly this couldn’t happen. However I was delighted to still be able to congratulate the recipients of my Chairman’s Champions awards, some via Zoom and some on the phone.

 

“I was truly inspired by their commitment to this community, its environment, and the ways they have provided support, mentoring and companionship throughout the pandemic and before.”

 

To find out more about the awards and the winners, please visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/ENChampions

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