Peter and Anne Steward (right) present Dr Henry Mannings founder of the Star Throwers cancer charity and supporters Jo Hilton, Les King, Maureen Waters and South Norfolk Councillor David Bills with a cheque for £250 at the Wymondham Day Centre. Photograph Simon Parker

Hethersett man gives boost to cancer charity

Monday, November 19, 2012
4.46 PM

A Local Life correspondent who scooped a top award for his dedication to the village has given a local charity a boost.

Peter Steward, who lives in Hethersett and sends local reports to the Local Life section of the Norwich Evening News, was given the Inspiring Achievement Award at the South Norfolk Diamond Jubilee awards, a scheme to celebrate south Norfolk’s unsung heroes for his contribution to the village over the past 20 years.

As part of the prize, Mr Steward could award £250 to an organisation of his choice and he chose to support local cancer charity, Star Throwers, based in Wymondham.

He said: “I have a close relationship with Star Throwers. It is a small thank-you for all of the wonderful work that they do.

“I was delighted to be able to help such a worthwhile charity in a small way. The support work undertaken at the day centre is vital and to be able to help them has inspired me and many other people as well. I would also like to thank south Norfolk council for giving me the opportunity to support the centre.”

The cheque was presented at Star Throwers’ day centre in Melton Road, Wymondham.