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Fenland’s unsung heroes recognised at annual Pride awards

Fenland’s unsung heroes had their achievements recognised at the 12th annual Pride in Fenland awards.

The heartwarming event, held at Wisbech St Mary Sports & Community Centre, celebrated the district’s best during a night of tears, smiles and laughter. More than 200 people packed into the venue for the awards ceremony, which is organised by Fenland District Council in partnership with the Fenland Citizen newspaper. Cllr Mike Cornwell, the council’s portfolio holder for communities, said: “The Pride in Fenland awards are Fenland’s very own Oscars, celebrating the magnificent contributions and achievements of volunteers across our district. It is this generous act of giving up precious time to others that singles out the individuals, couples, groups and organisations here. Without your thought, dedication and commitment Fenland would be a much poorer place.” Six Pride in Fenland awards were won on the night. Each of the winners was presented with a trophy and a cheque for £100. The runners-up received cheques for £25. They and all the other nominees also received a special certificate. Photos were taken by Adam Fairbrother.

YOUNG CITIZEN RUNNER-UP: Whatever the weather Harry Clark takes it upon himself to sweep and litter-pick his local skate park in Friday Bridge

5. Pride in Fenland

YOUNG CITIZEN RUNNER-UP: Whatever the weather Harry Clark takes it upon himself to sweep and litter-pick his local skate park in Friday Bridge
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YOUNG CITIZEN AWARD WINNER: Kayla Hay, who has leukemia, raised more than �1,000 for Addenbrooke's Hospital Charitable Trust to fund new equipment and raised �1,000 to help a family who lost a loved one buy a memorial sculpture

6. Pride in Fenland

YOUNG CITIZEN AWARD WINNER: Kayla Hay, who has leukemia, raised more than �1,000 for Addenbrooke's Hospital Charitable Trust to fund new equipment and raised �1,000 to help a family who lost a loved one buy a memorial sculpture
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GROUP BENEFITTING THE COMMUNITY RUNNER-UP: Wimblington Summer Show - dedicated volunteers organised the one day horticultural show

7. Pride in Fenland

GROUP BENEFITTING THE COMMUNITY RUNNER-UP: Wimblington Summer Show - dedicated volunteers organised the one day horticultural show
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GROUP BENEFITTING THE COMMUNITY WINNERS: Whittlesey Dance Club at the Manor Leisure Centre keeps people fit and is a lifeline to many
GROUP BENEFITTING THE COMMUNITY WINNERS: Whittlesey Dance Club at the Manor Leisure Centre keeps people fit and is a lifeline to many
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