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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.

JUDGE'S SPECIAL AWARD RUNNER-UP: Dulce Loureiro (9) is a young helper at The Spinney Adventure Playground in Wisbech, helping out with any event days
JUDGE'S SPECIAL AWARD RUNNER-UP: Dulce Loureiro (9) is a young helper at The Spinney Adventure Playground in Wisbech, helping out with any event days
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JUDGE'S SPECIAL AWARD WINNER: Roger Reader for decades of tireless dedication to life in Murrow and Parson Drove. Roger is involved in many groups and founded the Parson Drove Car Show, which raises thousands of pounds for charity
JUDGE'S SPECIAL AWARD WINNER: Roger Reader for decades of tireless dedication to life in Murrow and Parson Drove. Roger is involved in many groups and founded the Parson Drove Car Show, which raises thousands of pounds for charity
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SPORTS VOLUNTEER RUNNER-UP: Steve Taritisimo, Simon Millward, Mark Walker, Matt Doggett, Jamie Chilcott and Tom Cave selflessly give up their time so youngsters in the village can play football
SPORTS VOLUNTEER RUNNER-UP: Steve Taritisimo, Simon Millward, Mark Walker, Matt Doggett, Jamie Chilcott and Tom Cave selflessly give up their time so youngsters in the village can play football
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SPORTS VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY WINNER: Bernie Wing for his selflessness and dedication going back 60 years. Successful boxer Bernie has been coaching at March Amateur Boxing Club and is a well-regarded mentor at March Athletic Club

12. Pride in Fenland

SPORTS VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITY WINNER: Bernie Wing for his selflessness and dedication going back 60 years. Successful boxer Bernie has been coaching at March Amateur Boxing Club and is a well-regarded mentor at March Athletic Club
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