Thursday, 27 July 2017

Hexham Constituency Community Champions Awards Winners

I recently announced the launch of the Hexham Constituency Community Champions Awards, which recognise some of the extraordinary achievements of people in communities across the constituency. Here are some more of the latest recipients who have all made outstanding contributions to the local community. 

Gordon Allan- for charitable achievement, founding an initiative to encourage people with mental health issues to participate in a sport or be physically active and generally raising awareness of mental health issues 

Prof. John Dark- for services to healthcare, spending thirty years as a surgeon at the Freeman Hospital's lung and heart transplant programme, performing around 500 transplants and transforming the programme into one of the best in the UK 

Paul Nash- for charitable achievement, raising money for prostate cancer charities through organising golf tournaments 

Father Leo Pyle- for sixty years of service to the church and the local community 

Evelyn Weightman- for charitable achievement, founding the Northern Head and Neck Cancer Fund, and this weekend organising a charity bike ride to raise money for the cause 

Congratulations to everyone!