Boxing champion Liam Walsh joins community stalwarts in line for Cromer town honours

Liam Walsh celebrating his British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title win. Picture: Nick Po

Liam Walsh celebrating his British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title win. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Title winning boxer Liam Walsh is set to add another trophy to his cabinet – with an honour from his home town Cromer.

Tony Nash mayor of Cromer. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI

Tony Nash mayor of Cromer. Picture: ANDREAS YIASIMI - Credit: Archant

The 28-year-old who holds the British and Commonwealth super featherweight crowns is among those picked to receive an annual honour from the town council.

He joins people from the towns charity and community, helpers with youth groups and even the town's taxi drivers, who have all been successfully nominated for awards.

The honours, now in the their 18th year, are aimed at recognising unsung work which helps boost the quality of local for local people and how make a difference to the town.

They will be presented by deputy mayor Tim Adams at the annual town meeting on Wednesday March at 7pm.

Warrant Officer Ray Loake.

Warrant Officer Ray Loake.


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Winners this year are:

Liam Walsh – Liam, originally from Rochdale, and one of a trio of boxing brothers, is now British champion and holds four belts - his biggest achievement - and hopes to go for a world title soon.

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Mark Bonnett – for his continuous hard work with Cromer Infant School yearly firework display, many years involved with Cromer Carnival including help organise attractions such as the Red Arrows. He is also Station Officer of Cromer Coastguards.

Johnny and Valerie Brown - for organising all of the Castaways singing events and for the money raised by them for different charities.

Ray Loake – Ray recently retired from being a volunteer with the Air Training Corps helping cadets and supporting the other adult staff. He organised and carried out many collections including those for the Royal Air Forces Association and the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. He is also currently the standard bearer for the local RAFA.

Mrs & Mrs P Kirkham – Mr Kirkham has been president of the Cromer Community and Hospital Friends and Mrs Kirkham a committee member - giving a lot of time to help with fundraising.

Kim Siggee – She ran the 1st Cromer Beavers for seven years acting as surrogate mum and mentor to many of the town's young girls and boys. Ms Siggee ran weekly meetings, weekend camps and introduced fun into events and instilled a sense of confidence into her young charges.

Tony Nash – Town councillor and Mayor of Cromer twice. A long-serving member of Cromer Twinning Association and Rotary.

Cromer Taxi Drivers – nominated for their kind and pleasant treatment of customers, helping them in and out of the cars and carrying their shopping and heralded as an important asseet to the town.

David Claxton – for his help in the refurbishment of North Lodge Council offices as right hand man to project manager Giles Margarson.

A mayors commendation is also being given to Giles Margarson for his work on the North Lodge offices.

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