A totally unexpected read just now on our MP's blog.
"Local champions: for their effort for local causes without reward - Tom Martin, chair of Wylam Parish Council, East Tynedale Olympics and so much more, and the fascinating Robert Forsythe, who works tirelessly in Prudhoe - both should be Local County Councillors, whoever they stand for, given the amount of public work they do."
Guy Opperman has imaginatively constructed an appealing list of people and organisations and concepts to thank and praise. My real favourite in his list was the humble Northumbrian tea shop cheese scone. For which you can look at Tea Rooms of East Tynedale.