On Saturday 18th June the award ceremony was held for the Charnwood Community Heroes at Burleigh Court in Loughborough, hosted by Mark Rowley of Fosse 107. Two Syston residents who make a huge difference to the community won an award.
Ros has been the coordinator and leader of the community group – friends of Barkby road cemetery, Syston for many years. She works tirelessly with members of the community, to improve the cemetery itself and the cemetery chapel, where people can reflect. She has been involved in painting the chapel and bringing it back into regular use by members of the public. It is now a bright and welcoming place.
Green Hero Award (Sponsored by Serco)
Rob Toon is a key figure in the town of Syston, regularly supporting the community in conjunction with both his businesses, George Walker (Wood yard) and George Walker Tree Care. His service to the community has been solid over many years and he has followed in the footsteps of his late parents who also gave generously to the people of Syston. Mr Toon has recently worked with the Town Council and completed a successful application with the Forestry Commission for 71 trees in two different green spaces in Syston.
Congratulations to both Rob Toon and Ros Hackett