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Flintshire and Wrexham community heroes honoured at 24th annual Scottish Power/Trinity Mirror Cheshire Your Champions Awards

CHAMPIONS from across Flintshire and Wrexham were crowned at an awards ceremony last Friday.

Vicky Perfect was awarded Champion of the Year for her work on maintaining upkeep and visitor interest in Flint Castle. Rosemary Williams was declared Wrexham Champion of the Year for her tireless work for miners as secretary at Wrexham miners office where she worked for 55 years starting at 15. She was nominated for her many unsung acts of kindness. Flintshire Sporting Champion was Steve Thomas from Pen-y-Ball Hill, Holywell, for promoting sport and Olympic events among children in Wales.

Nathan Chesters a pupil at Broughton Junior School was awarded Young Champion of the Year for Flintshire. Nathan who suffered a massive bleed to the brain has inspired family and friends to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital. Buckley pensioner Fran Parry was declared Flintshire Champion Volunteer for promoting activities including walking and cycling, tai chi and lifesaving skills. She helps out at the community health council and board of governors at the Countess of Chester.

Flintshire Champion Team of the Year went to Age Concern North East Wales Telephone Befrienders for their work offering isolated elderly people a support and advice service.

Wrexham Young Champion Maciej Szukula is a multi-talented 17-year-old who plays basketball and teaches English to migrants only six years after arriving in the UK without being able to speak a work of English. He has set up three businesses and is studying business at West Cheshire College.