Sue and Jim Houghton with Natalie Jackson
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Natalie Jackson presents the East Midlands Unsung Hero Award

8 December 2012 Last updated at 13:04 GMT

Sue and Jim Houghton have won the East Midlands Unsung Hero Award.

The couple have been recognised for their work with charity Sport in Desford, helping to transform a derelict sports ground into a popular community facility in Leicestershire.

They were surprised with their award by BBC sports reporter Natalie Jackson.