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Best of Brandon awards recognise unsung heroes

Brandon’s unsung heroes were celebrated at the second annual Best of Brandon community awards on Friday.

The event recognises those who go the extra mile for the town.

Five awards were handed out, with live music performances from local musician Alton Wahlberg.

The winners were: group of the year, St Peter’s Church: “They are more then just a church, they organise many community activities for the townspeople.”; business of the year, P&R Garden Supplies: “Keen supports of Brandon groups including local schools, Brandon in Bloom and councils”; young volunteer of the year, Gracie Holland: “Gracie saves her pocket money to by food to donate to local food banks, she also supports her town by litter picking.”; volunteer of the year, Ali Barnes: “ She made ceramic poppies in her own time to support the town”; lifetime achievement, Alan Norton: “Alan has raised over £75,000 for the Brandon Day Centre”.

£350 was raised during the evening, from a raffle and bucket collection, this was donated to The Brandon Day Care Centre, Mini Bus Appeal.

The event is a joint venture between Tesco Brandon and Brighter Brandon. Working together for your community.

Terry Hawkins, of Brighter Brandon, said: “This was our second presentation evening since starting the awards and we’re thankful once again to all those that nominated their BoBs.

Lianne Spooner, Tesco Brandon, said: “We have a thriving community spirit here in Brandon, not just our winners but all those who were nominated should be proud of the difference they make to our town”

Nominations for 2020 will open later in the year.

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