Heart of Ulverston - Community work earns mum nomination from her daughter
Last updated at 10:22, Thursday, 25 July 2013
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.
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.
- Music maestro recognised for ‘inspiring a young generation’
- Saxophone star Jess nominated for charity work
- Nomination for football coach
- Ulverston scouts’ driving force nominated for award
- Community spirit is at the heart of group’s nomination
- Hoad lotta love for monument keepers
- Hoad lotta love for monument keepers
- Tireless Ulverston school trio up for prize
- Disabled mother says she’d be ‘lost’ without caring daughter
- Rewarding the carers who go that bit further
- Heart of Ulverston Award sponsor is searching for ‘something a bit different’
- Heart of Ulverston Awards will celebrate the best of town’s enterprising talent
- Recognising those who never surrender
- Ulverston council backs search to honour lifetime achievement
- Readers get to choose Heart of Ulverston Award winner
- Star parent in line for Heart of Ulverston Award
- Heart of Ulverston Award for teacher who inspires a generation
First published at 16:06, Monday, 15 July 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Visit our websites for...
- Ulverston man found dead in layby (1 comment)
- UPDATE: South Cumbria woman killed in crash (16 comments)
- Barrow store to sell off stock in closing down sale (9 comments)
- Pub chain’s £3.5m hotel bid for Barrow granted (11 comments)
- Barrow paedophile trio sentenced
- BIG DEBATE: Is parking outside schools in Barrow and Furness a big problem? (3 comments)
- "Fantastic victory" for Barrow - increase in train services announced
- Barrow footballer who suffered stroke tells of goal to get back on pitch
- Hunt for Nigel Farage Barrow gnome villain
- Case of Barrow man charged with attempted murder adjourned
- Wig wearing Barrow MP in fresh challenge to comedian Russell Brand (69 comments)
- Fan’s campaign to honour Barrow footballing hero with statue (27 comments)
- Dalton secondary school relaxes coat rules as temperatures plunge (24 comments)
- Barrow set for pound shop wars as chain plans store (26 comments)
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
Homes and Gardens
Post 16 education
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|