Ely Hero Awards 2018: Ruth Marley uses recycling to create superhero costumes for inspirational youngsters

PUBLISHED: 15:50 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:50 30 July 2018

Ely Hero Award winner Ruth Marley at her centre. Photo: Julie Spence

Ely Hero Award winner Ruth Marley at her centre. Photo: Julie Spence

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Ely Hero Ruth Marley has turned her talent to help fellow award winners by creating superhero costumes out of recycled materials.

Jay Davidson, winner of Child of Achievement Award, sports his new costume. Photo: Ely Hero AwardsJay Davidson, winner of Child of Achievement Award, sports his new costume. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

The 44-year-old, who runs the Re-Imagination recycling unit at Witchford, decided to create outfits out of recycled materials for the youngsters who won The Ely Hero Awards Child of Achievement category.

The artistic businesswoman - who won the most sought after gong of Ely Hero at the event last month - said she was “touched by the stories” of the children.

Kiera Haynes, Alfie McCreadie and Jay Davison were all joint winners of the inspirational award.

Pictures posted on social media show Alfie and Jay proudly modelling their costumes which came specially wrapped from Ruth alongside an encouraging card.

Jay Davidson, winner of Child of Achievement Award, sports his new costume. Photo: Ely Hero AwardsJay Davidson, winner of Child of Achievement Award, sports his new costume. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

The team at Ely Heroes wrote: “This is fantastic! So wonderful to see the continued impact of The Ely Hero Award in our community.

“Ruth Marley at the Re-Imagine Resource Centre, and winner of The Ely Hero Award works so hard in our community, selflessly helping others.

“This is one happy #superhero Jay Davidson, winner of Child of Achievement Award sponsored by Crown Garage Honda.

“Jay models his new costume made by Ruth, who has been so touched by the stories of the children that she has made costumes for them from #recycled materials. We just love it!”

Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

Last week, Cambridgeshire Lord Lieutenant Julie Spence visited Ruth’s centre to see some of the work she does.

She tweeted: “I visited @elyheroes overall winner Ruth at her Aladdin’s cave, Re imagine at Witchford Recycling Centre, busy with people getting materials -ex business waste - to help fund raising and the feeding the homeless in #Cambridgeshire charity collected cups and t-shirts.”

Meanwhile, Smiliest Server award winner Javier Serrano-Gomez celebrated his achievement by holding a dinner party at his restaurant The Habis in Littleport.

He tweeted a picture enjoying the cuisine and having a rare break from the kitchen.

Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

The Ely Hero Awards will be back in 2019 – watch this space!

If you would like further information on how to get involved or become a sponsor, please contact naomi@metrodcambridge.co.uk.

For more information and photos of this year’s awards, please head to www.elyheroawards.org.uk and www.facebook.com/elyheroes.

Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards Alfie McCreadie sporting his costume made by Ruth, that came with a special card and package. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

Habis celebrated their award. Photo: Ely Hero AwardsHabis celebrated their award. Photo: Ely Hero Awards

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