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Award for charity achiever.

AWARDS have been handed out to people who draw attention to the causes of the partially-sighted across Warwickshire.

The Warwickshire Association for the Blind (WAB) held its 90th annual show at the Royal Spa Centre, in Newbold Terrace, Leamington.

The George Marshall Trophy went to Alcester's Michael Joyce who walked Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk both ways this year.

His efforts, alone in the wind and gales, raised pounds 8,500 for WAB.

And the Viv Bradford Rose Bowl was given to blind BBC Radio Four presenter Peter White.

He was nominated by Doree Dickenson, a blind woman from Nuneaton, for the someone who has demonstrated endeavour to overcome disabilities.

Peter Joslin, the former chief constable in Warwickshire and president of WAB, presented the award.

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PRAISE DUE: Former Warwickshire Chief Constable Peter Joslin, president of WAB (left) with award-winning walker Michael Joyce (centre) and chairman of WAB John Holland. Picture: MARK RADFORD
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 17, 2002
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