Community Awards 2021

At the Annual Parish Meeting on May 19th, 2021, the following people were presented with Awards to mark their contribution to the life of Shevington.

Tom Ashton, from Chorley, saved Andrew Moakes's life by administering CPR when Andrew had a heart attack.

Cheryl has worked tirelessly for the 2nd Shevington Brownies in the village and has founded two new Rainbows groups. When Covid put a stop to meetings, Cheryl organised Zoom contact and arranged activity packs for the girls.
Cheryl is alo team manager for Shevington Sharks under 10's rugby team, sorting out matches, fixtures and venues and making sure that the boys are registered.

Shevington Community Pantry is open three days a week at St Anne's Church and at the Primary School in Lower Ground. It receives its supplies from Fur Klemt in Marsh Green and sells on the produce to members, who pay £3 per visit and can take up to 20 items. Gail Charnock received the award on behalf of all the volunteers.

Shevington Sharks Coaching and Management Staff, in particular Phil Cheetham, Martin Wilson, Lee Doran, Mick Stanley and Carol Halton for their dedication to the team and the club's players, which is more like a vocation to them than just coaching a rugby team. Whether they are playing home or away, training twice a week in all weathers - they are putting Shevington on the Rugby map!

Paddy Cahill is the new head coach of Shevington Sky Under-12's football team. When the team looked likely to fold, Paddy worked hard to raise morale and encouraged the boys to take part again.

Lorna Ellis, a long-time member and Trustee of the Community Association and member of St Anne's Church where she helps with the CAMEO group (Come And Meet Each Other, a group for the bereaved). She also helped with Shevington Brownies for many years.

Geoff and Diane Swift were nominated for a Good Neighbour Award by their neighbour, Rebecca Ainscough, for giving great assistance when the Ainscough family was laid low with Covid. They helped with shopping, dog-walking, baking and keeping up the family's spirits.

Gail Charnock also received an award in her own right for her tireless work with the young people of the village in toddler groups and Shevington Youth Club.

Bill Draper was a founder member of Appley Bridge in Bloom and has devoted countless hours to making sure that the floral displays in Appley Bridge are a joy to see. He was nominated by AB in Bloom's Eileen Longmore.


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