Junior parkrun directors win BCP Chairman award for outstanding contribution to the BCP Community for Sport.
Posted: Fri, 12 May 2023 16:15
Yesterday Event Directors Emily and Debbie won the BCP Chairman award for outstanding contribution to the BCP Community for Sport for their work with Slades junior parkrun
The awards, which are now in their second year, recognise community organisations and individual volunteers who make a huge contribution to our lives across the conurbation.
The win comes after residents were asked if they knew someone who had helped their community or the wider BCP community, and encouraged them to complete a nomination online, with a panel deciding the winners at an event this week.
The 2022 winners of the first ever annual Chairman's Community Awards included 10-year-old Issy Barnbrook who claimed the 'Young citizen of the year' award, and local litter picking group, the Dorset Devils.
Chairman of the Council and Community Awards panel member, Councillor Nigel Hedges said:
"I am thrilled to have presented our first annual community awards on behalf of BCP Council. Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed the truly remarkable work of many individuals and community groups helping and caring for others in the community.
"A lot of the time the work goes unnoticed, but the contribution is valued, and this is an opportunity for us to celebrate their achievements."
The award comes in the same week that the Slades Junior Parkrun celebrated its 100th event, with children from all backgrounds taking part each week.