Neighbourhood Police Officers in Fleetwood are on the hunt for Community Champions.
The initiative, developed by PC Yasmin Ocampo from Fleetwood Police, has been running since September 2021 in partnership with Fleetwood Town Football Club and Fleetwood Town Community Trust. It aims to recognise people in the local area who go above and beyond for others in their community.
Nominations are requested via social media, and the winner is then chosen by PC Ocampo who presents the winner with football tickets for the next Fleetwood home game. The tickets are donated by Fleetwood FC in conjunction with Fleetwood Community Trust.
John Hartley, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Fleetwood Town Community Trust said: “It has been great for Fleetwood Town Community Trust to team up with Fleetwood Police to recognise and reward positive influences within our community - highlighting the outstanding achievements of individuals or groups across the town.
“Providing Fleetwood Town FC match tickets brings people together, joining the football club family and spreads a constant message of positivity.”
Our newest Community Champion is Lynn, who is one of Fleetwood’s finest Lollipop Ladies. Lynn was recognised for going above and beyond her duties and taking immense pride in her role, whilst keeping children safe when travelling to and from school.
Other Community Champions have included;
- Kymi, a local hairdresser, who goes the extra mile caring for the elderly community.
- Hasan and Musa, the owners of Chatties Chip Shop, cooked and delivered free meals for the local emergency services, GP surgeries and nursing homes and even raised money to help pay for a school memorial.
- Jon, who was recognised for delivering food parcels to struggling families throughout the summer along with donating school uniform items.
- Adam, who has raised thousands of pounds for various charities and has set up a fitness club which is completely free and open to the whole community.
Do you know someone who should be crowned our next ‘Community Champion’? Email Fleetwood Neighbourhood Policing Team at [email protected] with their name and the reason for the nomination.