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The Deepings and City North
MAKING a difference to the community comes naturally to the people of Deeping St James, if the number of nominations for the village’s community awards is any indication.
Deeping St James Parish Council organised the Making A Difference awards, which recognised people such as John Moncrief, who drives a bus for Help the Aged and Nellie, his wife, a committed helper at the Methodist Church.
They were runners up in the Citizen to Most Make a Difference award, won by Lesley Dennis, who has enthusiastically run the 2nd Deeping St James Guides for more than 15 years.
Her daughter Helen Marie Dennis said: “Not only does my mum hold down a busy job at Deeping St James Community Primary School but she has set up this senior section of the Guides, fundraising, teaching crafts and being there for the girls who enjoyed the Guides so much they did not want to leave.”
Alex Donnelly won the Young Person to Most Make a Difference Award, nominated by Paul Hanson, a youth worker at the Deepings Youth Centre. Runners-up in the Community Group to Most Make a Difference were the DSJ WI and the Round Table who raise funds for distribution to good causes at home and abroad. The winners, celebrating their 25th year, were the Gang Show organisers.