Award winners show way forward
Published at 19:32, Thursday, 21 October 2010
MUCH has rightly been made of West Cumbria’s community spirit over the last year.
Our pages today give a flavour of what has been going on, as we report on a series of richly deserved awards.
For instance, there are the groups and individuals who will be presented with Respect awards at a ceremony tonight.
They range from a Maryport woman who took a lone stand against local yobs, to the Workington schools who are working in partnership with police to improve their areas.
Meanwhile, a Cockermouth newsagent was this week given national recognition for providing a community lifeline after the floods.
We also note the lifetime contribution award presented last night to West Cumbrian businessman Gerry Woodcock, who has worked so hard to put the area on the map.
In business, the voluntary sector and as individuals they reflect the diversity of talent on our doorstep.
These people are the heartbeat of the community; dealing with tough issues, showing immense goodwill and raising aspirations.
You’ll find many more out there who are working tirelessly to support others, improve their neighbourhoods or to create work opportunities.
As spending cuts bite and inevitable casualties occur, these are the people who will be taking a lead and trying to make a difference.
They deserve their awards, and our respect.
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