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Good Citizens Awards 2015

The winners have now been announced in the Good Citizens Awards 2015.

The winners of this year's Good Citizens Awards have now been presented with their awards at the Lincolnshire Show. The awards were created to recognise the extraordinary work that so many volunteers do throughout Lincolnshire. All winners were treated to a VIP day at the Lincolnshire Show, with a guest, as well as a cash prize and framed certificate.

Winners of the Good Citizens Awards 20015 being presented with their certificates by Chairman Cllr William Webb

Winners of the Good Citizens Awards 2015 with Cllr William Webb

The Citizen of the Year award went to Barbara Willoughby. For 35 years, Barbara has organised Alford Day Centre, a weekly luncheon club for older people. She is also behind a varied programme of events and trips out for older people, keeping an eye out for them to ensure they're getting the medical and other assistance they may need.

When she's not busy organising the luncheon club, she leads the Social Team at St Wilfrid's Parish Church, organising community events and the distribution of the local parish magazine, which she helps to edit.

The Pair/Couple award this year went to Tom and Jenny Rowe of Sutton Bridge. For 30 years, they have been helping people in need and campaigning for local causes with green issues close to their heart. They are founder members of the South Lincs Environmental Group and the original Sutton Bridge in Bloom Group.

Winner of the Community Group award went to Flinders Founders - run by young people for young people. Over the last nine years, they've transformed a derelict piece of land at Donington into a purpose-built area with a BMX track, skate park, teen shelter and gardens, raising a mammoth £184,469 to build and maintain the teen park.

As well as running their own activities, members participate in other village events such as the flower festival, bonfire night and Donington in Bloom.

Our next category, the Community leadership award was created after the outstanding work carried out across the county by our winner. Over the last 12 years, Jackie Goodall has worked tirelessly as chairman of the board of directors to Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum and the Lincolnshire Heritage Forum. Not only did she play a pivotal role in the museum's successful bid for £680,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding in 2011, but she has also been behind two key events in the village including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

And finally we have the Young citizen award which went to 15 year old Jordan Williams from Wellingore. Described as a "smashing young lad", Jordan was nominated by Jacqui Lawson, a teacher at William Robertson School where he's a pupil. She says "He's always seeking ways to improve the lives of others, without ever wanting reward or recognition for himself."

Jordan is often seen out and about with his dog Stanley in his village of Wellingore, helping people and generally getting involved.

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