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Awards recognise stars in Blacon

29 June 2016
Gerald and Alwyn Watts, winners of the Joe Rose Lifetime Achievement Award

Unsung community heroes have been honoured for their dedication to improving the lives of others in Blacon.

Friday marked the 19th annual Blacon Awards which recognise residents from the community who give their time and effort to benefit local people.

This year’s event took place at Blacon High School and was sponsored by Sanctuary Housing, Avenue Services, Chester Leader and Standard newspapers, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Blacon Educational Village, Chester Voluntary Action, Arriva and Tesco.

The Harold Tomlins Community Award, in recognition of someone who epitomises a sense of community spirit and is passionate about Blacon, went to David Moore for his long standing volunteer contribution to the area.

Nathan Jones collected the Outstanding Achievement Award (ages 16 – 25) as praise for his scholarship achievements this year at The King’s School, and the Kath Evans Young Inspiration Award (ages 16 and under) was presented to Jessica Roberts.

The Blacon Defibrillator Group scooped the Community Team Award in recognition of the team’s dedication of putting life saving defibrillators in every school and community venue in Blacon, while the Blacon Extra Mile Award was won by Sue Yates and David Stockdale for their contribution to Blacon High School.

Joe Rose Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gerald and Alwyn Watts for their huge contribution to volunteering in Blacon.

Entertainment on the evening was provided by Blacon Educational Village.

Paul Knight, head of Avenue Services, commented: “We are delighted to support these inspirational awards which highlight the true heroes of the Blacon community who go the extra mile to support others. Congratulations to all of the winners on the evening and to everyone who continues to make Blacon the great place it is to live.”