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Sport Cheshire Awards

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The prestigious Sport Cheshire Awards Dinner 2014 was held at Tatton Hall on Friday the 4th July, with the main guest, Beth Tweddle the Olympic gymnast. The Awards evening is an annual event, which recognises the contributions of local organisations, clubs, schools, volunteers and sports achievers. This year was particularly special because it was a celebration of the work of Sport Cheshire over the last 25 years, but more importantly, Chelford was amongst the nominees. In recognition of the work of the Friends of Chelford Activity Park, Andy Gildon was invited by Sport Cheshire to submit a bid for the Group to be nominated for the Social Impact Award. A large number of bids were received by Sport Cheshire and to be short listed, organisations have to demonstrate that their activities have made a real difference to the community. Competition to be nominated was very strong with a large number of entries and after scrutiny by an independent panel, Chelford's bid was accepted for the short list, a considerable achievement.

On behalf of the Friends, Andy Gildon and Barbara Wilson and their guests attended the Awards dinner and they joined a mix of dignitaries, sports administrators, coaches, volunteers and achievers. Needless to say a good hearty cheer greeted the Chelford nomination when it was read out and although the award went to another worthy organisation, the work of the Friends group had been well and truly recognised. The progress made by the Friends in a relatively short space of time, has brought considerable benefits to many local residents by getting them active. The Chelford model could be adopted by many other villages as they seek to enhance local facilities and activities for residents and Sport Cheshire has praised Chelford for its innovative and inclusive approach. Well done to FCAP and get on the move folks!

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