Warninglid man in British greatest neighbour finals

Great Britain"s Greatest Neighbour Campaign. Mr Alan Brown Nominated by My Bob Clarke. 2013.08.15 Cowdray Park Polo Club Midhurst Clive Bennett 20130815 �2013 Clive Bennett Photography 15/08/2013 _CB_1233.CR2
Great Britain"s Greatest Neighbour Campaign. Mr Alan Brown Nominated by My Bob Clarke. 2013.08.15 Cowdray Park Polo Club Midhurst Clive Bennett 20130815 �2013 Clive Bennett Photography 15/08/2013 _CB_1233.CR2
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A 75-year-old man from Warninglid is among the final four people across the country to be hailed Great Britain’s Greatest Neighbour.

Alan Brown, an ex-school teacher who ‘always has time for his neighbours’, was nominated for the award by his neighbour, Bob Clark.

Bob said: “Alan is a 75 year old ex-school teacher, who always has time for his neighbours.

“He looks after a number of elderly and disabled villagers, doing their weekly shopping, tidying up their gardens and bringing them fresh produce from his allotment.

“He’s a keen supporter of the village activities and always first to volunteer his services – a real asset to our neighbourhood.”

Alan added: “Bob came and told me what I won and I had no idea I’d been nominated, I thought it was absolutely wonderful.

“I don’t really see what I do as helping people, I enjoy it! I think it’s the talking to people who are on their own that really makes a difference.”

Bob and Alan have received a cheque for £100, while Alan is now in the running to receive a cheque for £1,000 and a year’s free home insurance, courtesy of Swinton Insurance.

Voting on Swinton’s greatest neighbour campaign closes today (Friday August 30).

To vote for Alan Brown visit the insurance company’s Facebook page.