Unsung Hero Award Finalists 2022
Unsung Hero Award
sponsored by Everyone Active
This award celebrates an individual that has worked tirelessly in a ‘behind the scenes role’ for the benefit of others and who has made a significant difference to the lives of the people and communities they support. It recognises those who work tirelessly, often uncredited, to facilitate activities happening within the county.
- Alan Lee
Alan Lee was the one of the founders of Ruston Walking Football club, now Lincoln Invictus. He has been at the centre of growing the club from an initial 10 members, to now more than 130, in just over 3 years. The club has grown due to his vision and unselfish commitment to its members and embraces an inclusive philosophy with a disabled PAN teams, a ladies session, and the recently added Deaf and hearing impaired team.
- Carolyn Blackburn
Carolyn runs Louth netball club. With 9 junior teams and two senior teams this year the club has been very successful not only with league wins and runners up but also in progressing the netballers through the England pathway. She has a commitment to Lincolnshire County netball where she is involved with u11’s, u13’s and u16’s hubs. Carolyn has also been helping out with the Market Rasen netball league where she has been umpiring. This has resulted in Carolyn organising community netball sessions for a group of teams from the Welton area.
- Lauren Williams
Lauren Williams leads an Aerial Dance programme in Boston, teaching and training weekly classes of young people, improvers, and adults. She is a positive and inspirational role model. As a National award-winning aerial artist herself, starting from scratch just 6 years ago, she represents and embodies what can be achieved. During lock down, she brought in a Counsellor to work with her participants and support their mental health, on top of the positive contribution to physical well-being the programme makes. Lauren also runs an intern programme, recruiting two participants each year and training them to qualify as teachers themselves.