Recognition for hard working citizens at town civic day

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Two hard working members of the community were recognised for their contribution during an annual civic day.

Christina Smith, who has run the 1st Buckingham Brownies for over 35 years, received the Buckingham Citizen of the Year Award, while Livi Parkinson, a student at the Royal Latin School was presented with the Young Citizen Award, by Buckingham MP John Bercow.

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. From the left, Citizen of the Year, Christina Smith, John Bercow MP and Young Citizen of the Year, Livi Parkinson. PNL-140621-181213009

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. From the left, Citizen of the Year, Christina Smith, John Bercow MP and Young Citizen of the Year, Livi Parkinson. PNL-140621-181213009

The awards, which were organised by Buckingham Rotary, the Buckingham Society and the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser were presented at Buckingham’s Civic Day on Saturday.

Runners up for the Young Citizen were Abigail Staley and Najib Afghan.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Nick Fane, from Buckingham Rotary, said the event was a great success.

He said: “All in all it went extremely well. There was a great crowd of people there and I’ve since written to everybody to thank them.”

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. Geoff Shaw, third right, demonstrating the AED Project defibrillator. PNL-140621-180909009

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. Geoff Shaw, third right, demonstrating the AED Project defibrillator. PNL-140621-180909009

Buckingham Rotary also presented cheques to charities from funds raised from their swimathon earlier this year. Around £6,500 was donated to BACAB, Buckingham Youth Club, Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers and the Florries children’s team at the Florence Nightingale Hospice as well as a number of smaller charities.

The Buckingham AED Project also unveiled their new defibrillator and staged a mock heart attack with assistance from Mr Bercow to demonstrate how to use the machine.

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. John Bercow MP helps at a mock heart attack as the community defibrillator is demonstrated. PNL-140621-181353009

Buckingham Civic Day and Citizen of the Year presentations. John Bercow MP helps at a mock heart attack as the community defibrillator is demonstrated. PNL-140621-181353009

 

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