Malmesbury Civic Awards 2016 – A Community of Champions!

Scores turned out to support this year’s annual Malmesbury Civic Awards, hosted by Malmesbury Mayor, Councillor John Gundry, at the town hall.

The event recognised those in the community that had gone the extra mile to make Malmesbury a better place.

Voted for by the town council, there were winners in three categories:

Citizen of the Year Award

This year’s Citizen of the Year Award was won by Neil Muttock (above, back row left), one of the main organisers of the town’s Boondocks music festival, whose team were also nominated for the Community Group of the Year Award.

Young Citizen of the Year Award

lucy-dicksThe Young Citizen of the Year Award – and the John Poole Cup, in memory of the former town councillor – was award to year-11 pupil Rosie Dicks, who studies at Malmesbury School.

Rosie diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014 but has shown bravery and selflessness by committing her time to fundraise for cancer charity CLIC Sargent ever since.

She was nominated by her headteacher Tim Gilson and Mrs Allaway from Malmesbury School, who said: “[Rosie] has a very positive attitude and huge inner strength and fundraises for a charity that supports young people with cancer”.

Community Group of the Year Award

movies-malmesburyThe Community Group of the Year Award – which carries with it the Paul Dove Trophy – was presented to the team behind Movies at Malmesbury.

The team have hosted more than 400 screenings in the past four years and sold more than 16,000 tickets.

After the awards were presented to the winners and certificates to nominees, attendees mingled and talked about all things Malmesbury.

Credit: Wilts & Glos Standard.

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