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"Two year 9 students from Ilkley Grammar School, George Buckley and George Peters, have both been awarded the Keighley and Ilkley Unsung Hero Award by local MP Robbie Moore for recognition to their work in Ilkley.

The two Georges, as Robbie refers to them, have given up their time on evenings and weekends over the past two years making the park and riverside areas looking better by path edging, trimming, sanding and painting benches to name but a few. Every evening over the past few weeks the two Georges would be found filling bin bag after bin bag full of litter which had been left by the revellers visiting Ilkley.

Robbie said: “It is easy to give all young people a bad reputation because of the actions of a few. However, I have been amazed and reassured by the number of young people who have been nominated, and received, the Unsung Hero Award. The two Georges have done an excellent job over the past two years with making Ilkley a better place to live. They truly are role models to other young people in our area and I hope more follow in their footsteps.”

The Keighley and Ilkley Unsung Hero Award is still open and nominations can be made here:"

Copy and photo reproduced from Robbie Moore MP's webpage at First published on Saturday, 27 June, 2020

Congratulations boys, well deserved. You are fantastic role models for us all and amazing ambassadors for ⁦Ilkley Grammar School. It’s a privilege to have you as part of our community.

"Well done to these young lads, what a fantastic example to set. As a former student of @Ilkleygrammar myself it's lovely to see pride these students have for our home town." - Cllr Julie Lintern

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