Debenham Parish Council is pleased to announce the following winners of a Community Award for 2010/2011.Many congratulations to all of you and a big Thank You from the community
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In recognition of her services to the youth of the village. Following the closure of the old skatepark at Debenham Leisure Centre, Jane has been at the forefront of Project D (the group set up to look into a replacement skatepark). She has spent an enormous amount of time researching skateparks, suitable designs and funding. In addition she has helped set up the Debenham Youth Council and following the threat of closure of the Debenham Youth Club, Jane has pioneered support to the extent the Club will continue as a broader and much enhanced facility for the young of Debenham.
Jean has been visiting an elderly sick neighbour on a daily basis for serveral months, sometimes up to 3 times day, to help with household tasks and be a comfort and to bring an element of cheer to this lady - an example of real compassiona and care in the community.
Lynden was nominated for his work in setting up, creating and driving forward The Debenham Project. He has been the driving force in drawing attention to the needs of the elderly frail in rural communities using Debenham as an example and more importantly their future needs. The Project is acknowledged by Suffolk CC as groundbreaking and at National Level as a potential template for other organisations elsewhere in the country.
Ted has a friend in the village who was taken ill and rushed to Papworth Hospital for a quadruple bypass. Ted realised that before she could return home major work was required on her home. Ted offered his friend self contained accommodation in his own home to enable her to convalesce, she suffered a relapse, but during all that time Ted oversaw the renovations to her property. The work is now finished and she has been able to reutrn to her home and her health is improving. Ted is not young himself and the strain of this brought back many memories of his late wife but he selflessly helped his friend to ensure she could return to a home much able to suit her needs.