Friday, 13 February 2015

Community group receives national award

Big Tidy Up Award
A Thringstone community group has won a prestigious national award at a ceremony held in front of government ministers and TV celebrities.

Friends of Thringstone picked up the 'Big Tidy Up Award' in recognition of innovative and dedicated environmental volunteering during Keep Britain Tidy's Diamond Jubilee Awards.

Nita Pearson, Chair of Friends of Thringstone, said 'I can only say I am very proud and quite ecstatic that we have won such a national accolade. This is a real big deal.'

Fellow Friends of Thringstone member and County Councillor Leon Spence accompanied Nita to the awards ceremony, he said 'It's great that in Friends of Thringstone's 10th anniversary year their outstanding work has been recognised. The award is amazing for our dedicated band of volunteers who make a difference to our village every single day.'

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