Community heroes are honoured
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