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Video: Trio win awards for roles in Marlow
A BROWN owl, a cricket coach and community stalwart have been recognised for their important contributions to life in Marlow.
The trio were awarded for their volunteering work in the town at the annual Mayor's reception at the Marlow Town Regatta.
John Chapman, a Great Marlow School governor, trustee of Thames Valley Air Ambulance and member of many other organisations in the area, scooped the 2012 Community Award.
Mayor Jocelyn Towns said he had been an inspiration to many and had given an astonishing number of hours helping others.
She also praised the commitment and dedication of Glynis Symons, the winner of the newly created Mayor's Award.
The Marlow Brown Owl, who looks after over 100 brownies, retires in July due to Girl Guiding rules, after many years of service.
Marlow Cricket Club coach David Hillier was became sports personality of the year. See video below.
Cllr Towns said: “David is a talented cricketer and his leadership ability shone through in the colts team. He is a very special young man who thinks and acts to help the community around him.
“He thoroughly deserves this recognition.”
The Mayor presented Marlow Sports Club, her chosen charity for her first year in the role, with £13,500.
She announced a new charity fund for this year which will aid the Lighthouse charity, Marlow Sea Cadets and Marlow Youth Club amongst others.
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