Wynn is a real star – and you could be, too

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Community Group or Champio

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Community Group or Champion of the Year Wynn Tutt. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

It's been six months since Wynn Tutt got the surprise of her life at the last EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Community Group or Champio

EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Community Group or Champion of the Year Wynn Tutt with her grandson PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

And the 84-year-old, from Brundall, who won a Community Champion award, is still doing what she does best – picking up litter.

Mrs Tutt won the award for her devotion to keeping her neighbourhood clean and tidy.

And it wasn't just praise that she was given at the awards ceremony – the event's organisers arranged for her grandson, Chris Tutt, to fly over from Norway to surprise her when she accepted the award.

Mrs Tutt said: It was absolutely lovely, seeing him. He gave me a big bunch of flowers. It was a lovely experience.'

Villagers in Brundall are trying to set up a village clean-up group in honour of Wynn Tutt – aka “Wy

Villagers in Brundall are trying to set up a village clean-up group in honour of Wynn Tutt – aka “Wynn the bin” – who is well-known for dedicating hours every week to litter-picking, recycling and selling rubbish to keep her village tidy.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Chris, 28, works as a chef in Oslo.

Every day, Wynn Tutt can be seen around Brundall picking up litter, and she has no plans to stop.

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Mrs Tutt said: 'It's an obsession but I think it's a good one because people in other villages have started to pick up rubbish as well. The tidier we keep this planet the better and I think we should be doing more to look after nature.'

Mrs Tutt and her husband, Bill, are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. They are both keen fundraisers for charity.

She said: 'We do things all year round to help people. That's how our weeks and days go by.'

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Nominations for this year's Stars event are now open. It's a chance to recognise people who work tirelessly for the community in some way or another, and there are 13 categories including Volunteer of the Year, Community Group or Champion of the Year and Team of the Year.

The deadline for nominations is October 21, and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Sprowston Manor on December 7.

In addition to a trophy, winners receive a bespoke gift which is organised by the awards team. In Mrs Tutt's case, it was the chance to see her grandson again for the first time in over a year.

To nominate, visit www.edp24.co.uk/home/stars

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