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Crawley community winner is runner up in BBC Heroes Award

A local resident who was a winner in this years community awards has scooped a runners up place with the BBC Heroes Awards.

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The awards ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crawley earlier this week.

Jane Green, the local 2019 Crawley Community Hero winner was nominated and shortlisted from 280 applicants across Sussex, Surrey and NE Hamps.

There were just three finalists and Jane finished as runner-up.  

Delighted with her achievement she said she had no idea about the ‘amazing and yet vast reach’ of the event.  

She said:

“The actual individual stories about the inspiring individual or in some case teams brought tears to the eyes.”

Dame Judi Dench gave a wonderful message to the inspiration Winner, cyclist Patrick McIntosh.  

Jane was and is a carer for her children with medical needs and eldest who is autistic.  She also cares for her elderly parents.  

She has worked helping children and adults with SEND professionally and voluntarily.  

After becoming disabled she dedicated herself to helping those with medically unexplained symptoms that were often ignored and also disabled.

She helps Carers Support West Sussex as a Truste and also volunteers for the national EDS UK Support charity and runs SEDS, Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Support and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder with positive activities in Sussex.  

Advocating  for #actuallyautistic people in north Sussex and those with visible and invisible disabilities and conditions she ensures that from social care to health,  to transport needs at Gatwick there is ’nothing about us without us’.

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Crawley’s Tilgate neighbours scoop cash prizes in People’s Postcode Lottery

Five people in Crawley are celebrating a great start to the week after scooping a £1,000 cash prize each thanks to their lucky postcode.

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People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt

The Hawkins Road neighbours netted the windfall when RH10 5NL was announced as a Daily Prize winner with People’s Postcode Lottery on Monday 25th November 2019.

Sending her congratulations was People’s Postcode Lottery ambassador Judie McCourt. She said:

“This is some amazing news to start the week! I’m thrilled for our lucky winners and I hope they treat themselves to something nice with their winnings.”

A minimum of 32% of ticket sales goes directly to charities and players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised £486 million to date for thousands of good causes in Britain and beyond.

This draw was promoted by Canal & River Trust which has received over £8.1 million in funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery. It protects and maintains over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England & Wales, providing access to clean green spaces where they are needed the most.

Many good causes close to the winners have also benefitted from players support, and the next opportunity local charities will have to apply for funding will be early next year.

For more information onPeople’s Postcode Lottery, please visit www.postcodelottery.co.uk or Facebook  and Twitter.

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