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.