Retired solicitor Neil Davidson, of Glaisdale, has been voted 2015 Community Champion by the readers of Coastal View and Moor News magazine and website.
Neil was nominated for his work as chairman of Action for Botton, an action group established to ensure both the preservation of shared living at the Botton village community for the learning disabled and the continued involvement of the volunteer Co-workers in the life of the village.
This is the fourth year of these important regional awards with people being urged to nominate their community champion – a person who you feel deserves to be acknowledged and thanked for the work they do.
Neil was the runaway winner of the award, attracting more than 300 nominations from all over the UK and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.
A spokesperson for Action for Botton said: “Many supporters feel that Neil’s pivotal role in the campaign has enabled the Co-worker flag to be kept flying at Botton through some very challenging times.
“Leading the campaign has been virtually a full-time job and this recognition is well-deserved.”
Neil thanked everyone who had voted for him.
Each category at the awards was sponsored with money raised going to Redcar’s Junction Foundation which works to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families.