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Author: editor Created: 3/27/2009 11:57 AM
Leicestershire First News

Leicestershire First has celebrated its first anniversary by presenting its second annual Special Judges’ Award to an athlete in this month’s Special Olympics in Leicester. Winners of all ten Leicestershire First Awards to date gathered at County Hall today [July 3 2009] to mark the Awards’ first year.

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 The Leicestershire First Award for Achievement in Arts and Music has been presented to a university lecturer who created and directs an annual festival in Leicester which attracts more than 4,000 people to 50 events, many performed by internationally-recognised artists.

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 The Leicestershire First Award for Achievement in Sport has been presented to Ismail Saleh, a coach who has over 20 years built up a Leicester martial arts club which now has 900 students, many of whom win gold medals at UK, European and world championships.

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A man diagnosed with cancer who went on to help raise £500,000 for fellow sufferers with prostate cancer in Leicestershire has won a £3,000 Leicestershire First Award for volunteering. Stuart Berry was presented with the prize at half-time on Saturday [March 21] on the Walkers Stadium pitch by Foxes legend Alan Birchenall.

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Two sisters who have given more than £1.5 million of surplus stock and other goods from businesses to a total of 150,000 people since setting up their charity eight years ago have been awarded a £3,000 Leicestershire First Award.

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A grandmother who set up a performing arts group for her granddaughters and other children to learn how to sing and dance has won the £3,000 Community Builder Award from Leicestershire First.

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A young mum who overcame a traumatic childhood to now help other children aim for a better future is the winner of the £3,000 Leicestershire First Young Achiever Award.

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A 77-year-old conservation volunteer who has put 36 years of volunteering into helping protect the Leicestershire countryside is the winner of the £3,000 Leicestershire First Environment Award.

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The first of a new series of £3,000 awards to donate to good causes in Leicestershire has today been won by a music teacher. Helen Collins formed a choir of schoolboys and led them on a journey to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall and into the living rooms of the nation in the TV series The Choir.

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Leicestershire First is a new charity established to promote the values of leadership, excellence and citizenship.  It was officially launched on June 6, 2008, at County Hall in Leicestershire.

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 The Beacon Fellowship Community Channel Leicestershire County Council 

 
 

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