LFCA’s Community Champions 2021 Revealed
On Friday 12 November, LFCA held its annual Community Champion Awards at Love’s Farm House. After the turmoil of the last 18 months, we had two years of champions to celebrate, and we’re delighted to announce some extremely worthy winners.
The Getting Stuff Done Award went to Lara Davenport-Ray. Lara has got stuck in with all sorts of tasks and projects, from the East-West Rail consultation to recycling schemes.
Adam and Zak Gharsallah won the Green Fingers Award, thanks to their regular help on gardening projects, litter picks and building Hedgehog Hotels.
Katie Rush was our Lockdown Legend for setting up the Little Lockdown Library in the front porch of her house, and for the Love’s Farm Book Club, which she co-founded and kept going throughout the various lockdowns.
Our Star Behind the Scenes award was presented to Mark Kipping, treasurer of Love’s Farm House. Mark did an exceptional job of keeping the charity afloat financially during the pandemic.
Caroline Henderson won the Dogged Determination Award for her heroic efforts to get a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme set up across the whole of Love’s Farm.
The Going the Extra Mile award went to Louise Sales at St Neots Town Football Club. Louise and her team organised 100 Christmas dinner hampers, hosted charity matches and lots more to make the past year a bit more bearable for the local community.
Our Mayor, Stephen Ferguson, won the Committed to the Community award. He’s been an amazing ambassador for and champion of our town, and on Love’s Farm we are proud to call him one of our own.
Di and Steve Briggs won the Spirit of Love's Farm award. Their hard work, generosity and kindness are perfect examples of everything we stand for as a community association.
Last but certainly not least, Marcus Pickering was presented with the Outstanding Contribution award. Marcus has been the chair of LFCA for the past eight years, and the success of the Community Association — and the amazing community life we enjoy on Love’s Farm — is, in so many ways, down to him. Marcus stood down as the chair of LFCA this year, and so, on behalf of the whole community, we’d like to say a huge “Thank you” for everything he’s done.