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PRIDE OF BARNOLDSWICK AWARDS 2014
|Submitted by:||David Whipp|
|Item Location:||Barnoldswick Town Council, The Rainhall Centre, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 5DR|
People who have made an outstanding contribution to Barnoldswick are presented with Pride of Barnoldswick Awards.
The presentations are made in March at the annual town meeting.
The recipients of Pride of Barnoldswick Awards for 2014 are listed below, with a short citation.
If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please email, phone or write to the town council at firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01282 818253.
PETER THOMPSON & IAN LAMBERT
Peter and Ian have been instrumental in adding missing names to Barnoldswick’s War Memorial with their research into those who gave their lives for our country during the last century. Their work led to the new plaques bearing the names being unveiled last September.
Mike Clarke’s work in researching the history of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and his presidency of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society has made a great contribution to the heritage of Barnoldswick.
Mandy McLaughlin’s nomination for a Pride of Barnoldswick Award stems from her charity fundraising activities at Barlic Bites and the contribution this has made to the life of our town.
Jade Kay’s Pride of Barnoldswick Award is for her outstanding contribution in volunteering at Barnoldswick Beach and helping to provide one of our town’s most succesful visitor attractions.
Janet Williams’ Award is for her volunteering activities, together with those of her young family, at Barnoldswick Beach. Without people like Janet, Barnoldswick wouldn’t be able to host such ambitious activities.
Judith Davison’s contribution to Barnoldswick is the publication of the calendar illustrated by Judith’s own paintings of the town. The calendar is displayed on walls all over the world; a wonderful promotion for the town.
Lesley Gilbert’s volunteer work with Barnoldswick in Bloom and her work at Greenberfield Locks led to several nominations for a Pride of Barnoldswick Award for her outstanding efforts to improve our town.
Elizabeth Metcalfe’s contribution to Barnoldswick is for her work in keeping the area around where she lives tidy, including washing the grit bin at the end of her street from time to time.
MARIO DE SANTIS
Mario’s nomination for a Pride of Barnoldswick Award is for his support of many charitable fundraising activities. Mario help for numerous fundraising groups has made a great contribution to Barnoldswick.
Katie Collins is presented with a Pride of Barnoldswick Award for her charity fundraising. Katie’s example in raising money is an outstanding example of how individuals can contribute to the wellbeing of Barnoldswick.
Over the last two years, Glenys Breckon has transformed a prominent derelict piece of land on Manchester Road into an attractive roadside area. Glenys’s adoption of this neglected plot is an outstanding contribution to our town.
Brendan Wood’s nomination for a Pride of Barnoldswick Award is for his outstanding work as a Police Officer and Community Beat Manager serving the people of Barnoldswick in an exemplary way for many years.
Sharon Hurst is nominated for a Pride of Barnoldswick Award for organising Barnoldswick’s first Santa Fun Run. As well as raising thousands of pounds for the Bosom Friends charity, the run was entertaining and enjoyable for all.
Sara Underwood, an apprentice at Rolls-Royce, was a finalist in the Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards and received the Mary George Award.
As well as a Pride of Barnoldswick Award, Sara becomes an honorary Barlicker!
Barnoldswick can be proud of Amy Gornall, who’s cycling career shows great promise. Amy’s sporting achievements, including her bronze medal position in the Junior Road Race Championships merit her Pride of Barnoldswick Award.
Lucy Horrocks’s sporting success makes her a deserving recipient of a Pride of Barnoldswick Award. Lucy won the cyclo-cross under 14s girls National Trophy Series and silver medal in the National Championship.
ANNIE VICKERS and CHARLOTTE SMITH
Annie Vickers and Charlotte Smith’s sporting prowess earned them places representing Team GB at the World Kick-Boxing Championships in Italy. Annie and Charlotte deserve Pride of Barnoldswick Awards for representing our country at this level.
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