Social housing tenant awarded for fundraising work
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
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A social housing tenant has been recognised for his exceptional fundraising work.
Owen Newton has been given a Community Hero Award, a prize that recognises residents of Spectrum Housing Group who have put significant energy, commitment and effort into working for the benefit of their local community.
In the years since his son Ted was diagnosed with bone cancer, Owen and his family have devoted their spare time to raising funds for a number of charities. In the last three years Owen has raised a staggering £60,000.
Spectrum resident Trixie Lye said it was an easy nomination; “It was wonderful to meet Owen at the presentation. I nominated him for this award as I believe he is a real hero. He turns everything into a positive, is full of enthusiasm and works tirelessly to organise some very popular events in his local community and to raise so much money for the charities he supports. Well done Owen and keep up the good work!"
Owen said: "I am really pleased to receive this award and to be recognised for all the fundraising that I do on behalf of Teddy20. I am lucky to have fantastic family and friends and without them I wouldn't be able to achieve what I do. In particular I would like to pay tribute to my son Ted, who showed me how to have fun, live life to the full and not to be afraid of anything."