In 2005 Mrs Ruth Sharples, who was at that time Chairman of Coningsby Parish Council donated a trophy to be awarded annually to a person or organisation who, Coningsby Parish Council feel, has contributed the most to the community of Coningsby. The trophy, a silver cup, was donated in memory of her father Mr Ralph Martin Rickard who served as a Parish Councillor. .
The Parish Council have agreed on the following criteria for awarding the Rickard Cup.
1 To be awarded annually
2 To be presented to the winner at the Annual Parish Meeting by a member of the Rickard Family
3 The panel to choose the winner to be made up of three councillors - Chairman, Vice Chairman and Retiring Chairman.
4 Decision to be revealed at the March Parish Council Meeting
5 To be presented to a person or persons who, in the opinion of the panel, has contributed the most to the community of Coningsby
6 The cup to be held for a year and returned to the Parish Office in March
7 A certificate to be presented to the winner to keep
8 Nominations can be made by anyone within the parish. Names to be with the panel by the last day of February each year.
9 Details to be circulated each year to organizations and clubs as well as the press to receive maximum coverage
10 The Rickard Cup remains the property of Coningsby Parish Council.