Pride In Northamptonshire - Duo put forward for Pride award

David Wilson and Richard Oberman present David Campbell, centre, with a cheque for �17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in December
David Wilson and Richard Oberman present David Campbell, centre, with a cheque for �17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in December
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A performing duo which raised £17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support has been nominated for a Pride in Northamptonshire award.

Retired teachers David Wilson, of Wollaston, and Richard Oberman, of Higham Ferrers, performed as Duo for a decade until December and entertained audiences with a humorous act, including poetry and prose. They gave almost 500 performances of works by writers such as Dickens and H E Bates.

They have been nominated in the Unsung Heroes category by Alan Matthias, of Higham Ferrers.

He said: “Not only have they delighted a large number of people, they’ve raised £17,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. In addition, David has produced an amusing book about local accents, That’ll Learn Yer, and he’s donated the proceeds to the same organisation.”

The award categories include excellence in public service, young achievers, care in the community, friendly neighbour, people who help young people to fulfil their potential, raising the county’s profile, hard work and determination, outstanding examples of bravery, unsung hero and fundraiser of the year. There will also be a special choice award winner.

To nominate someone email et.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk with your name, the name of the person you are nominating and the reason why. Alternatively write to Northamptonshire Pride 2012, Events and Exhibitions Team, Northamptonshire Newspapers Ltd, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8GA, and include any press cuttings. The closing date is September 7.