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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Heart of Ulverston - Community work earns mum nomination from her daughter

A TOWN’S true community spirit was evident when a group of residents set about raising money to replace a children’s play structure that burned down.

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That is why one of the founding members of the group, which has now replaced the castle at Croftlands playground, is up for a Heart of Ulverston Award.

Michelle Scrogham has been nominated for the Citizen of the Year award, sponsored by the Evening Mail, by her daughter, Laura.

In her nomination, Laura highlighted all the work her mum puts in for the good of the whole town.

She said: “I have nominated my mum because of the sheer amount of work she puts into the festivals and events that happen in Ulverston.”

She said her mum puts in a lot of time ensuring the annual fashion week in the town runs smoothly by organising and promoting the popular event.

Laura added: “She also organised the Croftlands Community Castle Project, raising thousands of pounds and getting a new castle built.

“I am very proud of my mum and think she definitely deserves this award.”

Mrs Scrogham said the reason for all her efforts was simply because she enjoyed it, not to win any awards. She added: “I am very flattered to be nominated – it’s really unexpected.

“I think Croftlands Castle was one of the best feelings, just to see the response we got.”

With help from the community, the group raised so much money it was able to return a donation from the town council.

“I just love Ulverston – I was born here and it’s such a lovely community.”

The Heart of Ulverston Awards 2013 are sponsored by Ulverston Victoria High School and proudly supported by Siemens, GlaxoSmithKline, Furness College and the Evening Mail.

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