Derbyshire Freemasons nominated for BBC Unsung Hero awards

Monday, 23 November 2020

Nominations are open for the BBC Unsung Hero award for 2020

This award will be given to an individual whose voluntary work has made a positive contribution and impact to their local community via their sports clubs. Supporting this year's Unsung Hero Awards include the 2019 regional winners of the award, Captain Tom Moore, and sportspeople including Ben Stokes and Dame Jessica Ennis

The Province of Derbyshire is very proud that two of their members are down to the last three in their regions, Sam Godfrey in Derbyshire and Dave Hembrough in Yorkshire.

Sam Godfrey is a manager and trainer at Inspire Fitness Academy in Derby who have operated as a registered charity since 2010 and create opportunities for all ages through sport, fitness, health and education.

Sam told us: 'Just to be nominated is something never mind reaching the final 3! It has created some positive responses from many including people like Frank Harwood, the Mayor of Derby which is fantastic for my charity and the work we do.'

Dave Hembrough runs the Sheffield Hallam Bar-Bell Weightlifting and Strength Training Club, an organisation which prides itself on having something for all age groups, helping them to have a happier life and to be stronger – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. The club’s mission is to ‘lift communities to a new level – healthier, happier and stronger’.

Dave said: 'I am humbled and grateful to be nominated as a BBC Unsung Hero. As Freemasons we have a brotherhood connection, strong moral values and all the associated benefits that Freemasonry brings. Many people don’t have something such as this in their lives and this is what I try to fill. I put a lot of time in to various projects that I run but I never considered the possibility of being awarded an honour like this.'

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