Res­i­dents hon­oured for com­mu­nity ded­i­ca­tion

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THE town’s most ded­i­cated Max­o­ni­ans have been hon­oured for their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity.

Thir­teen res­i­dents have been awarded Civic Awards by the Mayor of Mac­cles­field to cel­e­brate their ded­i­ca­tion to help­ing oth­ers and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence.

The re­cip­i­ents in­clude Louise Wil­liamson and Theresa Hay­den, who both work tire­lessly to sup­port strug­gling fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als in the town.

Louisa founded and runs Tree­house, which pro­vides free hot meals, drinks and com­pany to the home­less, and Theresa co-or­di­nates the Food Bank based at SilkLife Church which pro­vides emer­gency food sup­port to lo­cal peo­ple and fam­i­lies who would oth­er­wise go hun­gry.

Richard Nel­son and Ben Beer, who res­cued the Mac­cles­field Ju­niors Foot­ball Club from threat of clo­sure were also recog­nised, along­side Kevin Brad­bury, who has for many years run Mac­cles­field Boys Boxing Club, where he has helped hun­dreds of young­sters de­velop self-es­teem and dis­ci­pline.

Also on the list are Ruth Eglin, Natalie Nut­tall, Sue Br­ere­ton and Ni­cola John, who formed the Smile Group, a post-na­tal de­pres­sion group that has helped hun­dreds of women with the de­bil­i­tat­ing con­di­tion of post-na­tal de­pres­sion.

Mary Riva and Bernice Jones, who have given weekly read­ing sup­port to chil­dren at Hurds­field Pri­mary School for many years were also hon­oured, as was Cathy King who vol­un­teers at Hurds­field Com­mu­nity Li­brary where she runs the ser­vice each Satur­day and as­sists peo­ple with prac­ti­cal sup­port.

And John Hartshorn who founded Artspace and man­ages on­go­ing vol­un­tary ser­vices for the project was also recog­nised.

Coun Liz Durham, town mayor, said: “I am so pleased to meet those peo­ple who add value to the town by do­nat­ing their time and ex­per­tise to pro­vide ser­vices that would oth­er­wise not be avail­able.

“Each of the win­ners is wor­thy of this recog­ni­tion and de­serves such com­men­da­tion.

“Thank you to each and ev­ery one of them for their con­tin­ued and ded­i­cated hard work.”

The win­ners, who were all nom­i­nated by mem­bers of the pub­lic, were pre­sented with their awards at a cer­e­mony at Mac­cles­field Town Hall.

●» The award win­ners with mayor Liz Durham

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