County community champions recognised

Unsung heroes and heroines in Walton will be recognised at a special awards evening.

The County Celebration Night – now in its third year – rewards the work of individuals and organisations that make a major difference to life in the area.

More than 30 prizes will be given out during the event at Walton Social Club on Thursday 12 September.

Hundreds of pounds will be given to Local Solutions to help them with a project which keeps people at risk of domestic violence safe, and the Hope Homeless group will also get funding.

Councillor Gerard Woodhouse, Mayoral Lead for Older People and County ward councillor (pictured), said: “There are so many people who make a real difference in County and make it a great place to live.

“The County Celebration Night is an opportunity to say thanks and let them know that their work is very much appreciated.”

The winners include carers, sheltered accommodation staff, a residents association, school pupils and social housing providers.

A number of lifetime achievement awards will also be handed out to people who have made a significant contribution to the community over many years.

Some of the prizes, which include meals, vouchers and flowers, have been provided by sponsors the Flanagan Group.