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Pride of Rochdale Borough

Volunteers from across the borough were honoured at the first ever Pride of Rochdale Borough Awards on 27 September 2012

The Awards celebrated everyone from good neighbours to sporting achievers, recognising the fantastic work that individuals, groups, teams and organisations do on a voluntary basis to make the borough a better place for everyone.

The Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor James Gartside and Leader of the Council, Councillor Colin Lambert opened the evening and entertainment was provided by Rochdale's Japanese Drummers, Tantara Taiko, the Rochdale Brass Quartet, Heywood's The Voice Choir and poet Norman Warwick summed up the evening in his unique style.

Volunteer of the Year

Winner - Tony Roberts

Sports Volunteer of the Year

Winner - John Percival

Unsung Hero in Sport

Winner - Bob Heaton

Young Volunteer of the Year

Winner - Jade Martin

Community Group of the Year

Winner - Disabled People for Learning in Rochdale 

Involving Volunteers

Winner - Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust - Expert Patient Programme

Connecting Communities

Winner - Heywood Active Citizens

Sports Club of the Year

Winner - Rochdale Company of Archers

Changing Lives Through Wellbeing

Winner - Jade Winner

Good Neighbour

Winner - Doreen and Michael

Education at the Heart of Communities

Winner - Norden Community Primary School

Sports Coach of the Year

Winner - Donna Hankinson

Sports Achiever of the Year

Winner - Stuart Bithell

Disabled Sport Achiever of the Year

Winner - Aaron Wood

Literacy Changes Lives

Winner - Bushra Zulfiquar


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Rochdale Borough Council
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Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU
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