Fundraiser Award - sponsored by Neil Tucker Van Sales
Over the last few months Maxine has been involved in the Tesco Dance Beats campaign, raising awareness for Cancer Research, Diabetes & Heart Disease. This included a number of trips to London for dance training and learning the Dance Beats dance and the grand finale was the World Record Attempt to smash the longest dance relay. Maxine kicked off the event & danced non-stop for 2 hours which in turn helped the team break the record so is now a WORLD RECORD HOLDER! All this came with the fund raising and Maxine has raised over £600 on her own just giving page & helped the local Tesco store to raise over £3000 in encouraging others getting involved with dancing at the store.
Dancing for 2 hours may not sound too difficult for some, but 20 years ago we would never have thought this would have been possible for Maxine. After being paralysed from the neck down through a neurological disease, Guillian Barre Syndrome. Taking around 6 months in rehab to learn to walk, talk and use a knife & fork again...this makes this record even more impressive. Maxine still get tired easy and she shows people what can be achieved even when you have been faced with a life-threatening disease in your past. You can get back up again, put you mind to it and do good for others who are facing diseases themselves.
LIGHTING UP BRIXHAM
Lighting up Brixham is a new venture started by two locals who love Brixham. Both partners have previously fundraised successfully before and have now joined up to create Brixham Harbour of Lights. Both are very persuasive & have raised over £7,000 with donations from friends, family, online friends, strangers and people who just love Brixham. They are now applying for funding. They have held fundraising dinners, raffle and auctions, one evening event raised over £2,400. More of the same are planned to hit their target of £10,000. Their passion and vision for Brixham is so good to see and this is just year one and the town is fully behind their ideas, in conjunction with Brixham Council & their Lantern & Illumination event planned for 23/11.
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Recognition for a prolonged period of success through either professional or voluntary work
Recognising a member of the emergency services who has gone beyond the call of duty
Awarded to either a professional or voluntary carer
Awarded for innovative and tireless fundraising
Recognising a person who has displayed maturity beyond their years (12-24)
Recognising exceptional courage in the face of adversity (12 yrs and under)
Awarded to an individual or group who has gone above and beyond in their discipline
Recognising outstanding bravery in the face of adversity
Awarded to the special parent or guardian who has dedicated themselves to their family and others
Celebrating a group that has made a difference in the local South Devon area
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