Do you know of any unsung heroes in Sudbury who deserve some recognition?

Left to right: Phil Roper (Indigoross), Teresa Bishop, (Christopher Centre), Terry Waite (back) Stev

Left to right: Phil Roper (Indigoross), Teresa Bishop, (Christopher Centre), Terry Waite (back) Steve Bulmer (fire service), Martin Richards (ambulance service, who accepted awards on behalf of Dr Jetha and Zoey Nunn), and litter picker Gregory Bishop Picture: BOB DARVELL - Credit: Archant

The inaugural Harold Lock Memorial Awards look place recently, recognising some of Sudbury’s many unsung heroes.

Harold Lock in Hartest, 1998

Harold Lock in Hartest, 1998 - Credit: Archant

Harold was a well known local figure - a war hero who spent four years in a notorious Japanese ‘death camp’ during the Second World War. He died last year aged 93, and fellow Sudburian Bob Darvell devised the awards as a way of paying tribute to Harold.

The first awards night was held on Saturday, July 21, at Northcroft Social Club and was attended by humanitarian Terry Waite.

Mr Lock’s book, The Forgotten Men, which details his wartime experiences and has been republished, was also sold on the night.

The award winners were Phil Roper (Indigoross), Teresa Bishop, (Christopher Centre), Steve Bulmer (fire service), Dr Jetha and Zoey Nunn (NHS), and Gregory Bishop – joint award winner with his wife Teresa – for litter picking and general work within the community.

Terry Waite & Harold Lock in Hartest. 1998

Terry Waite & Harold Lock in Hartest. 1998 - Credit: Archant

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Music on the night was provided by Ben Smith and the buffet came free of charge courtesy of Ria Gardiner.

• We are looking to feature some more of Sudbury’s unsung heroes on the Enjoy Sudbury more website, so if you know of anyone who deserves a pat on the back for always going above and beyond what’s required then drop us a line or post on our Facebook page.

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