A Kingsbridge pensioner has been shortlisted for a Community Champion award.

Alan Greenfield, who lives at Anchor’s Kiln House in Squares Quay, was nominated by his retirement housing scheme manager Linzee Gordon for always going the extra mile helping his community.

Almost 300 nominations were sent in for the Happy Living Awards run by Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider. The awards were launched in August with six categories: Green Fingered Customer, Best Neighbour, Extraordinary Talent, Grandparent of the Year, Community Champion and Best Pet.

Alan is thrilled to be shortlisted for the Community Champion Award. He said: “I am over the moon to have been nominated. It is important to have a good community spirit. I like organising activities for my neighbours at Kiln House and the wider local community to get involved in.”

Alan set up a miniature railway in Kiln, helping 'Kingsbridge in Bloom' win two Gold awards. He works hard maintaining and running this attraction, which is very popular with the local community and especially the children.”

Anchor’s scheme manager Linzee Gordon, who appreciates the difference Alan makes to his community, said: “Alan is truly amazing, always organising something. He deserves to win, as he gives up time so freely and selflessly. Alan always goes out of his way to put smiles on people’s faces.”

A customer panel will be coming together later this month to judge those shortlisted, and winners of the six categories will be announced in December.

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