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Fishing for gold - Community Champion Award

Steve Lawrence has been awarded a gold Community Champion Award by the Mayor of Poole, in recognition of his outstanding efforts for the local angling community of Poole.

For nearly twenty years, Steve has been organising the Wessex Junior Flounder League. The league, which attracts over 20 young anglers every Friday night, was set up to encourage children and young people to learn and enjoy fishing, through a mixture of fun and competitive angling activities.

Poole’s Community Champions Awards, of which there are three levels of achievement – blue, silver, and gold, recognise the efforts of those that may go unnoticed by some, but make a big difference to many people in the community.

Steve was invited to mark the occasion in the Mayor’s Parlour, where he received his gold dolphin lapel pin and a certificate recognising his hard work, in the presence of his close friends.

Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion, said: “Steve is a wonderful asset to the community of Poole and has introduced so many young people to the sport of angling over the years, even coaching a young angler who has been chosen for the English Angling team!

“It is wonderful that we have the opportunity to recognise those within out community who strive to make a difference to others’ lives, and make Poole such a wonderful place to live, work, and visit.”

Nominations for Community Champion Awards can be made by anyone who feels an individual or group should be recognised for their good work within the community. To make a nomination, and find out more information, please visit poole.gov.uk/communitychampions

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