Steve Burch 2016 Suffolk Coastal Business and Community Award



THE judging of the Suffolk Coastal Business and Community Awards, has been completed during July and the finalists have been confirmed.

Steve Burch, our 1st Leiston Group Scout Leader, has been voted as a finalist in the category Services to the Community Award and Charity Champion. This is a tremendous achievement against some incredibly tough competition this year.

The finalist in all the categories can be seen on

Scouting exists to help make young people’s lives better, helping them realise their full potential and make an impact on their community. Steve has certainly played his part with 30 years of service. Steve has been a key figure in our community and has been able to give young people from all backgrounds invaluable life skills, opportunities and development.

His commitment to both the local group in fund raising and the wider scouting community has seen him attend : the world scouting jamborees held in Thailand; the 100 year centenary in the UK; many district group camps; Honoured and presented with the Rose Bowl from Saxmundham and District Rotary Club in recognition of his 25 years charity work supporting their East Coast Heritage Walk; Guest of honour at the annual Rotary Club presentation evening in 2015; Raised over £20k last year to replace the Scout Hut Roof.

Congratulations to Steve Burch for being voted as a finalist in each of the above categories. and wish him every success and a very enjoyable evening to remember. The Awards presentation took place on Thursday 15th September at 6.30pm and the winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 15th September at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.