Community Award - Adam Holland

Which community groups make a big difference in your area?

This award recognises those who work and live within Plymouth, Southwest Devon and East Cornwall and show outstanding efforts to support and make a difference in their community.

The winner .. Adam Holland

This what what was said about him: "I have never met a young man (23), who does more to help children than him, he had two jobs, one is with a school as a lunch time assistant, but he also helps out with sports and is loved by so many children. The other is with Pillars.

He is nearing his 100th marathon in October and at the moment he is raising money for Plymouth hospitals.

He even gives up his spare time and gets the local kids and parents in Tavistock, to jog or walk a mile around the park every Wednesday."

Our other deserving finalist were ...

Michael Canning

This what what was said about him: "Michael has been disabled from birth. he used Scope as a service user but now is a volunteer helping others for 15 hours per week.

He and others at Scope got in touch with Plymouth Council for a Zebra Crossing at Plympton Ski Lodge, he was also on Radio Devon to promote Plymouth Musiczone and helps at a youthclub every Thursday for disabled people.

He never moans about his own disability".

John Smith

This what what was said about him: "John has set up a Table Tennis Club which has become the largest in the South West. The club has produced spectacular international players including daughters Sally Smith, who is also a National Coach and Vicky Smith who recently won the 6 Nations and is a member of the English International squad.

He has created not only a Nationally know table tennis club but a great place for the local community and his children who have benefited greatly from the club."

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