Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council was delighted to present the prestigious Civic Awards, an Inspirational Legacy Award and the Freeman Medal to members of our community on Tuesday 25th April 2023.
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council is sure that everyone can all agree that these four individuals deserve every recognition of their fantastic support of our lovely town and its people.
The recipients were: –
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Alan Butler received his award for his outstanding service to the community through his Runvember Challenge. The Runvember Challenge is in its 10th Year and has helped raise thousands of pounds supporting the homeless.
Frances Watkins was given the award for her outstanding service to the community through the uniform initiative. Frances has helped organise over 8000 pieces of uniform for families across Royal Wootton Bassett, regularly doing 10-20 loads of washing a week and picking and packing every item.
Inspirational Legacy Award
An Inspirational was given to the late Chris Wannell. Chris left behind a lasting legacy of over 40 years dedicated service. Chris was a Town Councillor for many years, twice Mayor, twice Mayor’s consort, a district councillor and a retained fireman. Chris was a pillar of the community, was well known for his support of charitable causes and commitment to the Town. Chris’s family received the Award.
Royal Wootton Bassett’s first Freeman of the Town, Johnathan Bourne, was awarded his medal on the evening following his dedication ceremony that took place in July 2021. Johnathan was granted Freedom of the Town in recognition for an outstanding 32 years of service to Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council.