On Tuesday 14th November, the Northampton Community Foundation held their annual awards dinner at the Royal & Derngate theatre in Northampton.
The Northampton Town Football in the Community Programme were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the work the club does with people in the community with disabilities and mental health problems.
Russell Lewis attended the ceremony and collected the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the club's community programme.
"We were honoured and proud, not just to be nominated for such a presitigious award, but to actually win and this is a fantastic recognition for the work of our community programme," said Chairman Kelvin Thomas.
"We often talk about how big a part this club plays in the local community and it is fantastic to see this work recognised.
"What is particularly humbling is that this award isn't for a one off event, or even for our work over the last year, it is a lifetime achievement award, and that more than anything shows the consistent delivery of activities to help and support the local community, particularly those with disabailities and mental health issues.
"I could think of no one more appropriate than Russell Lewis to collect the award on the club's behalf. Russell has spent many many years bringing joy to thousands of people, young and old, with his football coaching and he heads up our disability football programme. We are very proud of Russell and the work he does.
"Huge congratulations to everyone involved in this award. While we are all guilty of looking at a football club based on the week by week results of the first team, this award really shows what the spirit of Northampton Town Football Club is all about, and we are proud of what we do."