At Nettleham’s Annual Parish Meeting on the Tuesday, 25th April 2017 the Chairman of the Parish, Cllr. John Evans, was pleased to name Mr. Colin Lewis & Mrs. Joyce Lewis as joint winners of this year’s ‘Ray Sellars Community Award’, which was presented by Mr. Mark Sellars.
Cllr. John Evans, said:
“The award was in recognition for their organisation and contribution to the ‘Nettleham Cares’ annual event since 1988.
“They have worked closely with charitable care organisations in our local area for much of this time and they have won the support and respect of many local people for the work they have carried out over 28 years.
“They are also leading lights in collecting shoeboxes for families and elderly people in Eastern Europe (372 sent in 2016) and also with the ‘Sightsavers’ charity.”
District and Parish Councillor Giles McNeill added:
“Mr. & Mrs. Lewis are worthy recipients of this award and their tireless dedication to their fundraising is an example for everyone. I was very pleased to contribute to the establishment of this award a few years ago in memory of my predecessor on the district council. It is good to know that we are still getting nominations and it goes from strength to strength.”