Ginette Hardy (left) receives her award from Lynn Clayton
Ginette Hardy (left) receives her award from Lynn Clayton

Two tenants have been recognised for going the extra mile within their communities as part of a Newark and Sherwood Homes awards scheme.

Ginette Hardy, of Newark, who has helped other tenants for more than 28 years, received an Outstanding Contribution to the Community award for her involvement and enthusiasm.

Tracey Anderson received an award for her dedication to combating loneliness at Vale View, Newark, by hosting regular social activities from bingo to coffee mornings.

Tracey Anderson (left) is presented with her outstanding tenant award by Lynn Clayton
Tracey Anderson (left) is presented with her outstanding tenant award by Lynn Clayton

Both were judged to have made a big difference to their communities.

The annual awards recognise the most outstanding tenants in the district

Winners are presented with £100 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Ginette said: “I am pleased to be able to donate funds to Beaumond House Community Hospice, an organisation that cared for my husband before he passed away.”

Tracey donated her award money to Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

“Both are very close to my heart,” she said.

The chairman of Newark and Sherwood Homes, Lynn Clayton, who presented Ginette and Tracey with their awards, said: “Both have given their time, energy and knowledge to the communities they live in.

“They are our community heroes.”