VIDEO - Sleafordian of the Year Geoff Brocklebank talks about his award

It was a particularly touching speech of thanks from the winner of Sleaford Town Awards Sleafordian of the Year, Geoff Brocklebank.

The retired Sleaford Town Crier and long time Leukaemia Research fundraiser raised a laugh as he invited everyone in the room to give each other a hug.

Sleaford Town Awards evening at Great Plains. Deputy Mayor of Sleaford Garry Titmus presents the award to Sleafordian of the Year Geoff Brocklebank. EMN-150417-113953001

Sleaford Town Awards evening at Great Plains. Deputy Mayor of Sleaford Garry Titmus presents the award to Sleafordian of the Year Geoff Brocklebank. EMN-150417-113953001

But he also gave an emotional address in which he fought back the tears as he received a standing ovation from the assembled guests last night (Thursday).

* See more in next Wednesday’s Sleaford Standard.