Prescot Festival & Cricket Club among Award Winners
The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts and Prescot & Odyssey Cricket Club were among the winners of the Knowsley Sports & Cultural Awards last week.
Prescot & Odyssey (pictured), based on Burrows Lane, were named the borough’s Club of the Year, while batsman Tim Groom was second in the Coach of the Year category.
The Prescot Festival – a ten-day annual arts festival now in its eleventh year – scooped the award for Cultural Group of the Year (director Rob Howard pictured).
Also among the runners-up were Prescotia Watercolours tutor Patricia Morton (2nd, Adult Artist of the Year), Evelyn Community Primary School Head Teacher Carole Arnold (3rd, Schools Cultural Education Achievement of the Year), Whiston Tae-Kwan (3rd, Club of the Year), Brian Furnell (3rd, Lifetime Achievement) and Jill Hogg, of Whiston (2nd, Adult Active Achiever of the Year).
Long-time Liverpool FC manager Roy Evans made a guest appearance at the awards ceremony, held on Friday 9 October at Knowsley Culture & Leisure Park.
“It is always fantastic to celebrate those people in our communities who have achieved something outstanding or who have given up their own time to make a real difference to other people’s lives,” said Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing.
“It’s been really inspirational to hear all their stories, and each and every winner thoroughly deserves this accolade.”
Pictured below: Tim Groom (Prescot & Odyssey CC); staff of Evelyn Community Primary School; Karen Tomlinson (accepting award on behalf of her father, Brian Furnell); Whiston Tae-Kwan.