Friday, February 10, 2017


Chris Darlington in one of his many community roles with LIVES, Brigg First Responders

After Brigg Blog posted the names of the people who are to receive the  Joseph J. Magrath O.B.E. Award for Public Voluntary Service to Brigg during 2016, it struck us that not everyone in the town might recognise the winners from their names. So here are some pictures to assist.
Although this Brigg Town Council award is usually made to an individual,  the high standard of nominees meant that councillors, on this occasion, decided it should be shared equally by serveral community-minded people.
Chris Darlington – for his continued support for the Brigg Community over many years, including his activities in support of LIVES, Brigg Town Business Partnership, Brigg Live Arts, Rotary Club and various music festivals. 

Angels WI president Karen Deeley - pictured by Ken Harrison, of the Brigg Matters Newsletter

Karen Deeley - for her efforts in raising the profile of the Women’s Institute and in particular for the recent Christmas community event which she took the lead on, arranging the food, transport, entertainment and other volunteers. 
Peter Jacklin - for being a volunteer driver and Transport Manager with Brigg & District Gateway Club for almost forty years, together with taking on the additional role as Treasurer and helping out with any other job that arises within the club! 

Andrew Markham and Joe Hall raising awareness of Pancreatic Cancer on a stall in Brigg Market Place.

Andrew Markham, Zoe Hall & Lesley Whitehand of Brigg Pancreatic Cancer Group – for their regular activities in promoting awareness of and raising funds for this virulent form of cancer.

Lesley Whitehand

The presentation will take place during the Town Mayor’s Civic Charity Dinner on Saturday,  March 18 in the Angel Suite.
Many apologies for not including a picture of Peter Jacklin in the above round-up. We've been unable to locate one of him in our archive.  If you have one we could use to complete the full set, please email to and we'll add it to this post.
Joseph J Magrath was the long-serving Clerk to Brigg Urban District Council and later Brigg Town Council.

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