Com­mu­nity he­roes are hon­oured

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

VAL­UED mem­bers of the com­mu­nity were pre­sented with awards for their good work.

Res­i­dents col­lected Civic Awards as part of the Bolling­ton Civic Pa­rade and Ser­vice which cel­e­brates the town and its peo­ple.

Around 200 peo­ple pa­raded through town to the Civic Hall where Coun An­gela Wil­liams, town mayor, pre­sented the awards for con­tri­bu­tions made to the com­mu­nity.

These went to Roger John­son, Martin Tute and Rob and He­len Ellwood.

Mr John­son is a for­mer town clerk and pres­i­dent of the Bolling­ton Brass Band who worked tire­lessly at Bolling­ton Recre­ation Ground Bowl­ing Club to se­cure a new pav­il­ion. Mr John­son, a for­mer head teacher, lives with his wife Babs in Tyther­ing­ton.

Mr Tute is sec­re­tary of the Mac­cles­field Male Voice Choir who has raised thou­sands for char­i­ties by or­gan­is­ing con­certs. He was born and bred in Bolling­ton, is mar­ried to Linda and has three daugh­ters. Among the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of his fundrais­ing are Car­diac Re­search, East Cheshire Hos­pice, Macmil­lan Nurses, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion.

Rob and He­len Ellwood are long-serv­ing land­lords of the Poacher’s Arms who have raised £15,000 in 10 years for char­i­ties in­clud­ing Alder Hey Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, Brid­gend Cen­tre, Help for He­roes, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Prostate Can­cer UK.

●● Pic­tures from Bolling­ton Civic Pa­rade and (inset) Martin Tute re­ceives his Civic Award from Mayor Coun An­gela Wil­liams and town clerk David Nay­lor

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