Celebrating the champions of East Northants

The award scheme was set up to recognise the district's unsung heroes

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 1:02 pm

The chairman of East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) has officially crowned the recipients of an award scheme set up to recognise the unsung heroes of the district.

The East Northants Chairman Champions awards were launched in August 2020 and Cllr Helen Howell, ENC’s final chairman, has now had phone and Zoom calls with all the recipients of awards to congratulate them and find out more about the work they have been doing.

The winners of the awards in each of the categories are:

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Cllr Helen Howell


- [email protected], Irthlingborough

- The Woodpecker, Raunds

Community Organiser:

- Rob Giddings

- Anne Gilbert

- Linda Gretton

- Mike Herring

- Camilla Sherwin

- Charles Tomalin

Good Neighbour:

- Colin Godfrey

Helping in the Community:

- Cathryn Brightwell

- Tarot Crick

- Richard Lattimore

- Florence Muzvaba

- Cheryl Tompkins

- Joanne Vissian

- John Wooding

Voluntary Group:

- 1st Raunds Scout Group

- East Northants First Responders

- Raunds and Thrapston Area Volunteers


- Damian Stiles

- Katie Sorrell

Young Person:

- Lily & Maisie Howe

Cllr Helen Howell said: “When I originally launched the awards, I hoped we would be able to meet in person to hand over the awards, but sadly this couldn’t happen.

"However I was delighted to still be able to congratulate the recipients of my Chairman’s Champions awards, some via Zoom and some on the phone.

“I was truly inspired by their commitment to this community, its environment, and the ways they have provided support, mentoring and companionship throughout the pandemic and before.”

To find out more about the awards and the winners, click here.

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