Anne wins town award

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A HORSE riding instructor who has helped disabled people for 28 years has been recognised as a pillar of the community.

Anne Nobbs, of Woodland Close in Tring, has won the town’s Annual Community Award.

Mrs Nobbs, who retired from her county instructor post at Riding for the Disabled (RDA) last year, was awarded the prestigious accolade by Mayor of Tring Roxanne Ransley at the town’s Annual Town Meeting on Monday, April 11.

Upon receiving the award, she said: “I do not consider that I do anything special or out of the ordinary. I know so many people that do similar in and around Tring and elsewhere.

“The things I do are so often with so many team members and I am accepting this award as much for them as for me personally.”

She later added: “I feel very lucky to be able to work alongside teams of dedicated people who are my friends, within occupations that I care deeply about.

“I do not underestimate the way that my family have shared my values and supported my efforts, and I pay tribute to all the teamwork that builds strong communities.”

Mrs Nobbs, 56, who is married and has two children, has also been a Red Cross first aider for 20 years.

She has been part of the Tring Team Parish churches’ prayer ministry and has campaigned as part of the Justice & Peace Group, which established Tring as a Fair Trade Town.

The keen gardener and fan of the outdoors has also been an active member of the Tring & Berkhamsted Cycling Campaign since it started and has run a chess club for pupils at Bishop Wood School.

Mrs Nobbs has decided to share the £300 prize donation to charities between RDA Rossway Group, the British Red Cross’ Disaster Fund and the Ace Project set up by Hertfordshire Care Trust to help children.

At the Annual Town Meeting, councillors also recognised the work in the community by Tim Amsden, who has played a key role in setting up Tring Local History Museum.