Community Leader, Angela Good from Workington has won the Peter Scott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Charity.

Angela has been given the award by the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust (FCSCT) in recognition of over 30 years of helping people in need.

The award is accompanied by £2,500 cash which Angela has said she will use to fund a residential break for young people, their families and the volunteers.

She is the sixth person ever to receive the accolade.

Helen Carter, Francis C Scott Charitable Trust Director, said: “Angela receives the award following an incredible year supporting her community during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Angela mobilised a significant response from the two rooms occupied by the South Workington Youth Partnership - a youth, disability and community charity.

“The Peter Scott Award recognises Angela’s many decades of service from when she first stepped in to help her community, as a fledgling youth worker, over 30 years ago.

"Right up to now where she combines two roles at SWYP.”

Upon receiving the award Angela thanked the volunteer's who have helped her during the pandemic.

She said: "We couldn’t have done what we did during the pandemic without volunteers and support including the local supermarkets.

"We all worked tirelessly to see that everyone in and around Workington was fed and looked after while in isolation from coronavirus.

She added: "We did it, and I do, because people need help, and that's what it's all about."

Described as having a heart the size of the estate, Helen says Angela is an incredibly driven individual whose good-natured exploits transformed a disused community facility into a vibrant youth centre.

Helen added: “Angela has extended the provision of developmental and stimulating youth activity to those with complex and multiple needs from across a significant geography.

"Her award recognises many, many years, if not decades, of service by an individual to help the most vulnerable."

Angela will be presented with the award later this year.