May 12, 2010 3.51 pm This story is over 166 months old

City charity receives citizen award

Award winners: A charity in Lincoln has won a prestigious local award on its 21st birthday due to all its hard work in helping others.

The Lincoln Community Lardner has received a special award on their 21st birthday: the Lincolnshire Good Citizen Award.

The charity was named the Community Group of the Year for its two decades of work with locals. The Lincoln Community Lardner gives food packages to those who struggle to manage.

The work of the community larder has been particularly important during the economic downturn. With this award, we are saying thank you on behalf of those they have helped,” said Councillor Roy Chapman, the Chairman of the County Council.

The charity wasn’t the only one to receive a Good Citizen award; Roy Oliver from Willingham, near Gainsborough, won Citizen of the Year for providing a table tennis club for all ages for 25 years, as well as being the caretaker the village hall.

Young Citizen of the Year went to James Brown in Carlton Le Moorland, because of his range of community work helping tackle anti-social behaviour in the area.

“It was very difficult to choose just three winners and three runners-up from among all the nominations. There are many good citizens out there, all helping make Lincolnshire a better place to live,” Chapman added.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council