Dear Sir,

May I thank the individuals and groups who sent letters of support for the nomination of Honest John for the County Council Chairman’s Award. He was unsuccessful, but I know the whole community recognises the outstanding work John does for Newton Aycliffe organisations and charities.

He does not seek reward for the support he gives, but he deserves our sincere appreciation for those he helps with his fundraising stall. May I take this opportunity to congratulate Sonai who received the award for her contribution to our community.

Maud Gray