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Good Citizens Awards 2017 – The nominees

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for this year’s Good Citizen Awards.

Congratulations to everyone listed below that also received a nomination.

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their voluntary work, why not enter them in next year’s awards. More information will be available nearer the time.

Good Citizens Awards 2017 – The nominees

Good Citizens Awards 2017

Good Citizen

John Pye - for his work in the Boultham community, establishing programmes such as a Neighbourhood Watch scheme, organising music festivals and chairing the Boultham Park Advisory Group.

Martin Teal - for his work in North Somercotes as the chairperson of the village hall committee. This has seen him raising funds for the area, organising events for the residents and also being an active member of L.I.V.E.S. for more than ten years.

Marion Tuplin - for holding fundraising events for the local community raising thousands of pounds for local charities, including L.I.V.E.S, St Barnabas Hospice and The Ambucopter.

Glyn Ettridge - for working tirelessly in the communities of Chapel St Leonards, Skegness and the surrounding areas. His work has included setting up a residents association, setting up the ‘Skegness Feed a Thousand’ free Christmas lunch scheme for OAP’s across the district and hosting a number of events over the five days the scheme ran.

June Taylor - for preserving a place for people to go in her local community of Holbeach following the closure of the village school. This has seen June instigate a programme of activities for the whole community alongside holding fundraising events.

Andrea Moczarski - for starting a self-funded charity which provides toiletries for homeless people and those in extreme poverty.

Julie Smith - A very active person in the local community, Julie’s work has helped benefit several local charities and ensured that the library in Crowland stayed open through the setting up of a Community Hub.

Andrew Appleby - for ensuring the community of Moulton Seas End is well looked after and presentable. He has done this through litter picks and making sure the area is somewhere for residents to be proud of.

Rosemary Boyfield - for her charity fundraising on behalf of Bransby Horses. Not only does Rosemary volunteer, but also gets involved with projects the charity is running and takes it upon herself to promote the charity in her local community without being asked.

Jayne Maddy - for her commitment to Boston Cubs over the last 20 years. Jayne is responsible for organising a number of events for young people to enjoy and to learn new skills.

Richard Kidd - for his contribution to the Irby community near Skegness. He plays a major part on the village hall committee, serving as chairman and treasurer for over 30 years. Alongside this, he has also served as a parish councillor for the area.

Steph Squires - for her commitment to her volunteering role at Alford’s children’s centre. Not only does she volunteer, but she also acts as Parent Chair and Parent Champion, organising events for local families and acting as a voice for Alford’s parents.

Ellie Halliday - for her commitment to Girl Guiding Lincolnshire for many years. Ellie started out as a girl guider herself and following training, is now responsible for leading the 1st Caythorpe Girl Guides.

Lucy Avery - for her selfless actions looking after injured and stray cats throughout the county, nursing them back to health and finding them new homes. Alongside doing this, Lucy also runs the Cats in Crisis charity shop.

Ian Selby - for his work in the Grantham community, including carrying out the role of Mayor.

Jackie Procter - for her work as a volunteer on an end of life ward at Skegness Hospital.

Dylan Taylor - for his work as part of Endeavour FM, Boston’s community radio station. Dylan has been a highly committed member of staff, working with local groups in the town, local councils and members of the community to bring them closer together.

Tess Turner - for her commitment to supporting the local community of Alford through raising funds and transporting elderly people around the town, supporting the local WI and organising fundraising events. She also runs her own charity alongside this to help animals in need.

Stephen Hullott - for his commitment to the Air Training Corps in Lincolnshire for the past forty five years. Upon finishing his career in the RAF, Wing Commander Hullott joined Sleaford Squadron as a Civilian Instructor where he continues to train cadets, developing the skills of hundreds of teenagers and adults across the county.

Elaine Drewery - for her work in saving endangered species of animal. This includes hedgehogs and making sure they have a safe place to live.

John Harris - for his work supporting local amateur theatrical groups in the Grantham area. Following his retirement, he has helped a number of groups with creating scenery and building sets and even travels to London to find specific pieces despite being in his 80’s.

Carolanne Payne - for her volunteer work providing courses in the community to help people with issues such as self-esteem and anxiety.

Jane Moore - for her support to the community of Leverton and organising events for the local community.

Jane Peck - for her fundraising work for Gosberton School and raising money for causes supporting Autism.

Martin Sykes - for his volunteer work in the Alford community, especially at the Alford Corn Exchange.

Couple/ Pair award

Mick and Maureen Armiger - for their volunteer work at Weirfield Wildlife Hospital, not only helping with the animals but making sure that the hospital is able to accept the many animals it helps through building enclosures and maintaining the site.

Keith and Patsy King - for their contribution to the Pointon community including running coffee mornings, helping to keep the local church running through coffee mornings and organising events for the community.

Norman and Marilyn Honeyman - for their contribution to the LSB Community Arts and Crafts project. Both are involved in doing a number of things for the project from cleaning, to helping businesses and building the new café in the grounds.

Hayden and Becca Loeve - for organising a number of charity events through their wrestling club to raise money for people and families suffering with cancer and bringing people from the community together.

Peter and Linda Hawbrook - for setting up the Lincoln Branch of the national charity, the HCPT Pilgrimage Trust. The charity takes less able and socially deprived children from the county on a holiday of a lifetime each year to Lourdes in France. So far the couple have helped over 100 children and work tirelessly to recruit volunteers, provide training and get to know each and every child before the holiday.

Carole and Ken Fisher - for their contribution to the people of Gainsborough and helping those in need in the town.

Group

Long Sutton Barns arts and crafts project - what started out as a group to help small business start-ups in the arts and crafts sector, helps those that cannot get or hold down a normal job. They also work with a number of schools and specialist units and people with dementia and autism carrying out arts and crafts projects.

Moulton Community Association - A charity which comprises of 16 trustees volunteering towards the maintenance and provision of two community buildings, keeping them running for the local community. It means that the people of Moulton have two facilities to use where community events take place.

PARENTS4PARENTS - A parent forum which help families in the community and manage the community vegetable garden in Lincoln.

Bransby Horses volunteers - Three volunteers who work at Bransby Horses combining their skills to help raise money and support the charity.

The Market Rasen Friends of Andy’s Children’s Hospice - A group made up of a number of volunteers who contribute towards the running costs of Lincolnshire’s only children’s hospice which provides free care to babies, children and young people up to the age of 25 who have life limiting illnesses. They have raised more than £20,000 and come up with new ways to raise money to make a difference.

‘You’re probably from Lincoln if’ Facebook group - A couple from Lincoln who set up a Facebook group which has since turned into a community allowing members to share memories, debate local affairs and have their say on what is going on in and around the area.

Fighting for Grantham Hospital - A group campaigning to get Grantham A & E reopened 24/7 and for better services for the hospital. From starting with a few passionate mums, the group grew to 10,000 people in less than six months. The group have since organised marches, meetings with ULHT to lobby and protest each Wednesday night from 6-9pm outside the hospital.

Young Citizen

Morgan Holland - A young volunteer aged 18, who has been instructing at Storm UK kickboxing since the age of 14. He not only trains younger members of the organisation but undertakes challenges to fundraise for his equipment.

Courtney Blair - Courtney has been fundraising for Children in Need since she was 5 years old. At 13, she found out that her best friend had been diagnosed with muscle cancer and so Courtney also decided that she would fundraise to help her best friend with transport costs for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but to also allow Ebony to go to Disneyland when her treatment was completed. Courtney raised over £2,000 through table top sales and split the money between Children in Need and Ebony.

Katy Inkster - for her voluntary work at Cherry School, working as an Anti-bullying and charity ambassador.

Antonia Foley - for her voluntary work at North Hykeham Youth Centre. She has taken the lead in a number of projects for young people working to enhance the youth work at the centre, which has included organising trips to London, Manchester and Nottingham.

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