Gallery: Community heroes are recognised in Dunmow Town Awards

PUBLISHED: 16:51 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 07:24 30 May 2010

Dunmow Town Awards

Dunmow Town Awards

DEDICATION and hard work was the theme at this year s great Dunmow Town Awards as charity workers, care workers and a mechanic received commendation for their contributions to the town s community ethos. Held on Tuesday night (October 13) at the Dourdan P

DEDICATION and hard work was the theme at this year's great Dunmow Town Awards as charity workers, care workers and a mechanic received commendation for their contributions to the town's community ethos.

Held on Tuesday night (October 13) at the Dourdan Pavilion on The Causeway, the awards celebrated everything that is good about community living and helping others.

At around 8pm, four awards, nominated by members of Dunmow's town council and members of the public, were given out by Mayor Gwynn Davies with assistance from town crier Richard Harris.

They went to:

Arthur Archer, for his outstanding contribution over many years at the Dunmow Carnival, local commerce through specialist motor-car trade, and recording the history of Great Dunmow.

Margaret Cole, for of her outstanding work in the Dunmow and District Branch of the Royal British Legion and other voluntary organisations in the town over many years, and also the contribution her kind personality has made to the community life of Great Dunmow.

Margaret Joyce, for her outstanding work at the Dunmow Disabled Club, and numerous other voluntary organisations in the town over many years. Also for her dedicated help and many kindnesses to people in the community.

Dunmow Christian Care (received by George Penlington), for the outstanding contribution to the welfare of the community over many years through the provision of transport to medical care for elderly and infirm.

All of the winners stood proudly for photos after making short speeches of thanks, and Cllr Davies wrapped things up before drinks and food was served.

He said: "The town awards have been going since 2000 when the first mayor was elected in Dunmow. They would not continue to exist without the excellent work that people do in the town.

"It is very much down to people like them that makes Dunmow what it is - a kind and caring town. These people are just the tip of the iceberg of the organisations they belong to and without the help they give the world would be a worse place.

"This year's selection was very difficult as the standard for the awards rises each time - but I am in doubt that these four completely deserve it. Well done to all of them."

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