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Community spirit recognised in Hatton awards

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 26, 2014

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VILLAGERS in Hatton were awarded for their contribution to the community in a special award ceremony.

Each year voluntary group the Youth of Hatton organises the awards which are designed to recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the members of the community to make Hatton a brighter place.

Organiser John Widowson said: “The awards are chosen by the community members and recognise members of the community.

“We’re lucky to attract support locally from businesses and groups and this year were lucky enough to welcome along councillor Julie Patten, Greenlight Enterprise, South Derbyshire Sport and South Derbyshire Village Games.”

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This year also saw an award named after town stalwart Ron Buxton, a former YOH ambassador who died last year following a battle with cancer. His sister Sandra Sainty and brother Roger Buxton attended the event.

Prestigious awards went to residents Lynne Saul and Honora Taylor. Lynne won the outstanding contribution award for her involvement with many organisations including Nestle, Bridle Path, Hatton Local Plan, Heathfields Governor and Thistley and Place Meadow

John said: “She is on hand for any one or group to give support, help and advice whenever needed.”

Honora Taylor took the ‘early trophy winner 2014’. She was described as a remarkable woman who has touched the lives of many.

Milly Turner and Molly Brooks were both awarded community young person of the year awards. Megan showed immense bravery when extreme sinusitis caused her to have fits and resulted in six weeks in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

A community achiever award was given to John Tipper, 71, who mows Thistley Place Meadow footpaths and recreational areas.

Other winners were:

Community Sportsperson Award: Matt Underwood from Hatton Sports Fooball Club.

Community Aund-raiser Award 2014: Hatton Carnival

Community Youth Worker Award: Pat Sage from Hatton Brownies

Community Neighbour and Friend Award: John Clarke

The Ron Buxton Community Business Award: Mick’s Cars

A number of youngsters were also given child star achiever certificates.

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