Worsley man wins community award for his volunteer work


Andrew Grant Salmon with his certificate and voucher

Submitted by Natalie Walker

A local man with learning disabilities has been recognised with a community award for his dedication to clearing up two of his favourite parks.

Andrew Grant Salmon, from Worsley, was given a silver award in the Volunteer of the Year category of The Progress Housing Group’s Community Champion Awards.

The awards, held over Zoom, celebrated the achievements of volunteers who have dedicated their time to supporting their local neighbourhood over the past year.

Judges from the social housing provider, which is based in Lancashire, selected 24 well-deserved champions who won One4all shopping vouchers of up to £200.

The social housing provider was particularly thrilled to award tenants who have learning disabilities and live in supported housing schemes.

Andrew was nominated by his support worker Angela Hart. She said: “Andrew does a lot of volunteering twice a week. He goes to Blackleach Country Park and Parr Fold Park with a support worker and helps to clean up the park, litter pick, pull out weeds and cut trees down safely.  

“He chats to people and has made new friends by going there weekly. He would really appreciate this award as he works really hard every time he is there.”

The 30-year-old was very grateful to his support workers for being there for him and nominating him. He said: “I am really pleased with my voucher. I am going to use it to buy a chair so I can sit at my computer.”

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