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Sporting star Katie wins Sheraton Trophy

Sheraton trophy Published Friday, 17 May 2019

Wyre’s outgoing Mayor, Councillor Marge Anderton, has chosen her Sheraton Trophy winner as well welcomed the new Mayor for 2019-2020.

Katie Ramsbottom, 13, from Fleetwood, has received the prestigious Sheraton Trophy for her sporting triumphs and achievements against the odds.

Katie lost her father to cancer 15 months ago and has been a tower of strength to her mother supporting her through her loss. Katie took part in a sponsored walk for her father whilst he was very ill and another after he passed away, she also took part in the Trinity Hospice Colour Splash event to raise money for the Hospice.

Her sporting participation and achievements are many, Katie has been playing football since she was 4 years old and is passionate about the sport and participates in all sporting teams at school including the school football mixed teams.

Besides her ability in the sport of football, Katie is a role model for females wanting to participate in mixed teams.

Katie was nominated by her Great Aunt, who commented: “There is so much more to Katie; a young girl consistently trying to do her best to make her father proud as well as love and support her mother.”

She added, “Katie whilst only 12 years old, helped care for her father whilst he was terminally ill and she made a promise to him that she would always make him proud.”

Katie received the award at a meeting of Full Council on Thursday 16 May from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Marge Anderton.

Also at the meeting, the new Mayor of Wyre was sworn in for 2019/2020. Councillor Ann Turner has been invested with the Mayoral chain of office at the meeting and announced that her chosen charities would be RSPCA Blackpool and North Lancashire Branch and the North West Air Ambulance Charity.

The next meeting of full council will be held on 11 July at 7pm at the Civic Centre in Poulton with the public welcome to attend.

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