Roving Rev of Camberley wins award for tweets
By mattcollison | Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 16:28
A BLOGGING vicar from who tweeted blessings as he walked from Camberley to Lindisfarne has won a social media award.
Andrew Salt with Roving Rev Bruce Nicole.
Bruce Nicole, or the #RovingRev as he is known in Twitter circles, kept his followers in touch via social media along this 390 mile pilgrimage in June.
Revd Nicole, of St Michael's in London Road, Camberley, used Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and AudioBoo to raise money for improvement works for his church and for the work of the Connect Christian Counselling Service.
A live map tracked his progress along his extraordinary journey.
He accepted a runner-up certificate for 'Most creative use of social media 2012', on behalf of the St Mikes Open 4 All Project, together with Andrew Salt, the Social Media Officer.
The awards consisted of 14 categories, with over 1,000 entries, and were held at the prestigious Skinners Hall in London on 19 October. The evening was hosted by national radio station 'Premier Christian Radio'.
Revd Nicole said: "Thank you very much to the project team and their families, and to our sponsors, who made this happen.
"The walk was a small part of the project which still continues as we are raising money to make St Michael's a more accessible, useful and welcoming place for the people of Camberley. The award is a great honour in recognition of our achievements so far. "