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

 A group of unsung heroes from Leicestershire were honoured at the fourth annual Leicestershire First Awards ceremony.

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 Riaz Ravat, of  the St Philip’s Centre, in Leicester, received the Leicestershire First Citizenship Award at the awards ceremony at the Guildhall in the city.

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 A woman who set up a bereavement counselling centre after the death of her daughter has been awarded the Leicestershire First Judges' Special Prize.

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David Codd, from Rowlatts Hill in Leicester, has won the Leicestershire First Volunteering Award for his work training disabled people to become sports coaches.

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Two charities have launched a search for unsung heroes.

Leicestershire First and the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation (LRCF) want to acknowledge and reward good work done by people living in the two counties.

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An anti-drugs campaigner who has helped teach more than 300,000 children to live healthier lives has won the latest Leicestershire First award.

David Brown, who has worked with children for 16 years, is to use his £3,000 prize to help more youngsters understand the damage done by drugs, alcohol and smoking.

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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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