Achievers honoured at awards ceremony

Rob Farrer

Rob Farrer

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Peel honoured its community on Friday night with the Peel Achievers Awards taking place at the Golf Club.

The Peel Achiever Award went to Rob Farrer for his work with the Parkinson’s charity on the island.

John Teare

John Teare

Peel’s Young Achiever Award went to Anna Dawson while the Community Award was won by Peel Charity Shop.

The Viking Longboat Committee won the T A Kelly Plate, presented by Malcolm Kelly, and a special award, the Freedom of the City, was given to John Teare for his many years of charitable work with the Peel branch of the RNLI.

He was presented with a framed hand-painted scroll signed by Commissioners chairman Ray Harmer.

Mr Harmer said: ‘I admire Rob Farrer for his work with the Parkinson’s charity and the Leece Museum and John Teare for all his work for the RNLI.’

Viking Longboat

Viking Longboat

The chairman also gave a special mention to nominees Silvia Russell, for her work for the Buddy Scheme at the Clothworkers School, and Kelsey Moore for Young Achievers.

Prizes on the night were also given out to the ‘Peel in Bloom’ winners.

Mrs L. Maddrell scooped the first prize in the Commissioners Gardens category.

In the Gardens category Mrs S. Williamson was the winner while Mrs J. Griffiths took the prize for Hanging Baskets.

Mr N. Sperring of Albany House won the Commercial Premises category.

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