2005 Awards

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The Dreamstore Active Awards acknowledge commitment of anglers to making a difference to all.

This Dreamstore Active Awards evening held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire, highlighted a range of groups, projects and individuals that make a real difference to society and are a credit to the angling community. The Awards look to the huge efforts that bring enormous value to wider society through angling. The awards are not about the fish, equipment or celebrity.

The Dreamstore Active Awards have created a way of highlighting all the tremendous work and effort that goes into what sometime seems to be a thankless project. Dreamstore wants to make sure that people’s huge commitment in time and resource is noticed and valued by their peers. The underlying message of the Awards is that such a lot can be achieved through the driving determination of a few, sometimes the one, who has vision and the passion to do something.

There were five Awards presented at the 2005 Awards Dinner:

Social Inclusion Award

was presented to Lord William’s School Oxfordshire

Lord William’s School Oxfordshire was awarded the Social Inclusion Award 2005 at the Dreamstore Active Awards evening held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. The Social Inclusion Award, sponsored by Dreamstore UK, is for the individual or group that has best encouraged social inclusion of alienated or disadvantaged individuals, singularly or in a group project, which has clearly defined and measured outcomes.

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Conservation Award

was presented to Godalming Angling Society, Marsh Farm Project

Transforming an old chicken farm into a two 3.5 acres, a coaching lake and a wildlife pond. The lakes offer challenging angling in quality surroundings. Commended for being run professionally, and focused on delivery of excellent service to the angler; a fishing project with conservation at its core.

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Best Business/Agency Award

was presented to YYS International

Portland/Weymouth based YYS International was awarded the Best Business/Agency of the year at the Dreamstore Active Awards evening held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. The Award is given for a Government, Non Governmental Agency or commercial business that has best supported fishing, whether as core or incidental to its main activity.

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Group Award

was presented to Stoke Angling for Everyone

Stoke Angling For Everyone (SAFE) was awarded the Group Award 2005 at the Dreamstore Active Awards evening held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. The Group Award, sponsored by the Environment Agency is presented to a Club, Association, or Society that has demonstrated an ability to generate and sustain membership, and undertaken innovative and imaginative programmes or activities that have opened participation to new anglers and provided a welcoming environment to all those who take part in Club, Association, or Society activities.

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Individual Award

was presented to Andrew Walker of GHOF Midlands

Andrew Walker of GHOF Midlands was awarded the Individual Award 2005 at the Dreamstore Active Awards evening held at Chesford Grange, Warwickshire. The Individual Award is presented to the individual who has done most to promote and encourage fishing as an enjoyable pastime, and to encourage responsible participation among new enthusiasts.

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