Pride of Whittlesey award

Pride of Whittlesey award winners announced

The winners of the Pride of Whittlesey awards have been announced.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 6:43 pm

Over the past four months the search has been on for those who have stood out in Whittlesey and the surrounding villages who should be recognised for their work during 2020.

Organisers Fenland Youth Radio thanked Whittlesey Town Council for its “magnificent support,” adding: “It was a project of four months from start to finish and the community of Whittlesey and the villages were fully on board by submitting 50 nominations and 120 messages of support.”

Robert Windle of Fenland Youth Radio said: “It was a mammoth team effort to organise the event, but in these difficult times we were delighted to have the opportunity to recognise the great work of so many individuals and community groups.

“Our special thanks go to the Mayor of Whittlesey Cllr David Mason and the 10 great sponsors as well as Young Technicians who filmed and produced an excellent awards film, and finally to the community of Whittlesey and the villages for their nominations and messages of support.”

Winners:

. Phoebe Ockendon - Primary School Champion: Sponsored by Lincolnshire Co-op

. Sue and Joe Jennings - Volunteer of the Year winners: Sponsored by Hallatt Group Ltd

. Whittlesey Street Pride - Environmental Award winners: Sponsored by Jones Bros

. Helping Whittlesey - Community Group/Project Winners: Sponsored by Discovering Magazines

. Deborah Slator - Community Wellbeing Champion: Sponsored by Vesuvio Italian Restaurant

. Janette Bowden - Outstanding Sporting Achievement: Sponsored by Whittlesey Sports Association

. Danny Bowyer - Helping Hands Award winner: Sponsored by Whittlesey & District Lions

. Ellie Nicholls and Frankie Newbatt - Secondary School Champion Joint Winners: Sponsored by JCH Hallatt Groundworks

. Colin and Michelle Wilson, Falcon Hotel - Business Community Champion: sponsored by Whittlesey & District Business Forum

. Mick Cooke - Life Time Community Award: Sponsored by Social Echo

Photos are also attached of those who were highly commended.

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