Joy & John Hudson

North Yorkshire

TV Presenter Matt Allwright, Joy & John Hudson, Alex Brown, CISCO

Joyand Johnhave both been involved with Malton Cricket Club since the 1960s and have spent more than half of their lives working for the good of others – clocking up 100 years of joint service between them.

Over the years, thanks to their efforts, the cricket club joined up with other local cricket, football and hockey clubs to become the Fitzwilliam Sports Association. Joy was the key figure behind the club obtaining over £200,000 to replace an old wooden pavilion with a secure modern building that could offer proper facilities to a range of local sports teams.

They campaign tirelessly to raise funds to keep the club going, spending hours in local supermarkets selling raffle tickets and holding charity events. They volunteer for every conceivable activity which keeps the solid foundation of the club going and have never taken any payment whatsoever.

Even an arson attack on the Old Malton Cricket Pavilion left the couple undeterred. They organised pop concerts and other events to raise money to replace this pavilion too.


Nominated by: Joanne Wedgwood