At the 2009 Pride of Andover Awards our very own Steven Burbidge was the winner in the Community Champion category.
The award was recognition of Steven's efforts in fundraising for The Gateway Club of Andover, part of the Mencap. Steven was nominated by Mrs Bowsher of The Gateway Club
Steven has been a strong supporter of The Gateway Club for adults with learning difficulties for many years through fundraising as well as offering practical help and friendship.
His nominator, Mrs Bowsher, said: "He has supported the club I run, which has 60 members, for a great many years.
"The members love him all. He is great fun on our outings and doesn't mind helping in any capacity.
"He is an outstandingly nice person."
Steven wasn't able to attend the award ceremony but a very proud Fletcher (Steven's youngest daughter) accepted the award on his behalf from Esther Rantzen.