Winners of Pride in Bedfordshire Awards 2013

Pride in Bedfordshire Awards Raising the Profile of the Town. Winner John Bunyan Boat, B&MK Waterways Trust. B&MK Trustees, Patrick Hall, David Fowler, Graham Mabbutt with two representatives of Nisa Local with host, actor Nitin Ganatra (Masood in Eastenders) at the Pride in Bedfordshire Awards

The John Bunyan Boat has been recognised at the Pride in Bedfordshire Awards as the winner in the category - ‘Raising the Profile of the Town.’
The ceremony, held at the Corn Exchange in Bedford, heard how the John Bunyan Boat had attracted visitors into Bedford and had carried 3,000 passengers on cruises along the River Great Ouse since its launch in July, as well as carrying wedding parties, many private functions.

 Members of the B&MK Trust were in the audience to receive the award. Chairman Graham Mabbutt says “I am delighted to receive the award for the outstanding success the John Bunyan has been as a community boat for Bedford” He added “This boat was just a dream a year ago and it is down entirely to our sponsors and the volunteers who operate the boat that it has been such a great success.”