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Medals awarded in 2021

Two recipients received Civic Medals awards in 2021

Colin Myers (left)

Colin received his Civic Medal in recognition of 20 years’ service to junior football in Horwich. Colin headed up the start of Horwich RMI Junior Football Club in 2001 and since then the club has grown and continues to thrive. Colin has spent all of that time with the club volunteering as a coach, manager, welfare officer and club chairman. The club he started has seen hundreds of children pass through its system and currently has over 250 players registered along with an array of teams.

Colin is also a volunteer with a local league – The Community Partnership League – and has been its Discipline Officer since 2007. Volunteers such as Colin who give up so much of their free time are the very reason grass roots clubs, teams and leagues continue to flourish.

Delia McGeehan (right)

Delia was awarded her Civic Medal in recognition of her long service in a voluntary capacity to the local community. Delia was born in and still lives in Horwich and over the years has operated a taxi service, an ice cream van and a sweet shop in the town. She was a volunteer for St John’s Ambulance for 42 years during which time she opened the Horwich Badgers set. She was Town Mayoress of Horwich 2000 – 2001 and Deputy Town Mayoress 1999 – 2000, supporting husband Peter in his mayoral role.

Delia has been a member of Horwich in Bloom, Horwich Carnival Committee and Friends of Crowborough and also did volunteer work with adults with learning difficulties, opening a drop-in facility for them at Horwich Community Centre (B.A.N.D). More recently Delia has entertained local care home residents with live music as part of the band U-Neek and also gives talks on the history of confectionary.

20 September 2021
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20 September 2023
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