Award winner Dorothy Sparks is pictured here, in the blue top, judging a dog show at the Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents' Association Big Lunch.

Award for Uckfield’s Dorothy Sparks

Dorothy Sparks, who is well known for her community work in and around Uckfield, has been awarded first place by ‘Active Sussex’ as part of its Community Games Reward and Recognition Scheme.

Dorothy was nominated following her contribution to the Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association’s Big Lunch event held on the Uckfield Rugby Club’s field last June. The award is accompanied by £100 worth of funding.

Dorothy is a founder committee member of the residents’ association, and also active in The Uckfield Festival, Brighter Uckfield, The Luxford Centre, The Millenium Green and as a volunteer driver for the Residents’ Association’s Surgery car Service.

Peter Griggs, the association’s secretary, said: “We are all overjoyed that Dorothy’s work for the local community has been recognised by Active Sussex. She works tirelessly on initiatives for the residents’ association and how she manages to fit this work in with all the other projects she is involved with is a constant source of amazement to the rest of us.

“She has already started organising our next community event – an Easter Egg Hunt for youngsters living on Manor Park and Hempstead Fields.”

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