You may remember a few weeks back, we posted about a local gent “Fred”, who generously puts in his time helping to keep the community clean, tidy and colourful with flowers. It was great to hear how so many people recognised him from simply passing him by on Sunday as he makes is way around the area.

Well, great news, thanks to all of you who donated, we achieved what we set out to do and this evening I visited Fred and his wife Marjorie.

Fred is a humble man but was very happy for us to present him with the thank you glass plaque and money donated, along with a voucher kindly donated by B & Q.  Morrisons have also kindly invited both Fred and his wife across to Morrisons for a meal on them.

Fred and Marjorie have a charity very close to their hearts, Muscular Dystrophy UK. They have asked if they can donate any cash offered to this charity. This is a private and personal choice for which we totally support.

I spent over an hour talking to Fred, some of the stories he told me about throughout his life were amazing, I honestly could have spent hours with him.

So, Fred, from all at Parkwyddn JFC and all those who supported you by donating, Thank you from us all.  Long may you continue brightening up the village, it would not be the same without your dedication and time…

Fred and his wife would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and generosity….

Thank You Fred….

Parkwyddn JFC

And thanks to all those below who donated

Parkwyddn JFC Sep 29, 2018
This guy is a local workhorse….keeping the village tidy with his own dedication and time. We simply want to appreciate him…Say thanks

Morrisons, Eccles

B & Q Trafford PArk

Sam Sep 28, 2018
What a gent ?

Gaynor Purcell Sep 27, 2018

Louise Massey Sep 27, 2018
He deserve the recognition

Julie Mckay Sep 26, 2018
Spoke with him a couple of times lovely gent x

Christine Apted Sep 25, 2018
Well done and my thanks to this man — and his wife, who I’ve seen with him at times – for all their hard work. It is very much appreciated

Bev B Sep 25, 2018
Thank you for caring. You Are a true gentleman and an inspiration.

Sharen Quinn Sep 24, 2018
Thank you Fred your dedication is much appreciated…

Deb Hudson Sep 22, 2018

Sara Yates Sep 22, 2018
More than happy to donate as he is a miracle worker the place looks amazing . He also helped my Mum one day sort her neighbours pink bin out because the council wouldn’t take it….too heavy!!!

Paula Morton Sep 22, 2018
Superb work this chap does, keeping Barton, Eccles tidy. thank you. Paula, Daz and Harrison x

Sarah Williams Sep 22, 2018
What a lovely man. Let’s give back and show this man that people are aware of his hard work and appreciate all his effort. (Ryan & Mum Sarah)

Lee Murphy Sep 21, 201

Mike Sep 21, 2018

Nick Parsons Sep 18, 2018
The village would not be the same without his time, effort and dedication to the work he does, as a volunteer in the community. Thank you…


Muscular Dystrophy, UK as we said is a charity very close to their hearts. Should you wish to donate to the charity at any time, please follow this link.  www.musculardystrophyuk.org