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Town in search of outstanding

NAWN 1208142 Claire Stubbs. Winner of the Wertherby Townsperson of 2011/12 Claire Stubbs with The Mayor of Wetherby Alan Lamb, John Wardley of Wetherby District Lions Club, father and mother Robin and Elsie Johnston, son Sam Stubbs, councillors and well wishers.  (1208142AM1)

NAWN 1208142 Claire Stubbs. Winner of the Wertherby Townsperson of 2011/12 Claire Stubbs with The Mayor of Wetherby Alan Lamb, John Wardley of Wetherby District Lions Club, father and mother Robin and Elsie Johnston, son Sam Stubbs, councillors and well wishers. (1208142AM1)

Wetherby has launched its search for the Townsperson of the Year.

Organised by Wetherby Lions, the award has become one of the town’s most popular traditions and honours those who have done that extra bit for the community.

Lions spokesman Mike Earle said: “This Award is important as it recognises the great community spirit which abounds in Wetherby and acknowledges the person, people or organisation which goes that extra mile for the people of Wetherby.

“It really is The Peoples’ Award as it is the general public who nominate the eventual winner.”

Claire Stubbs, who won the award in 2012, said: “I was presented with this award in August 2012 and it was a complete shock to me when Mike Earle, who was President of the Lions at the time, knocked on the door and gave me the good news.

“The award was given to me for my work in the community - at Wetherby Sports Association, Wetherby Athletic Football Club, the Community Bonfire with the Town Council and my part in the Jubilee celebrations for the town so it was very humbling and a great honour.

“It truely is a great achievement but something I never expected as my voluntary work is for the people of Wetherby making it a better place to live in and that is what keeps me motivated.”

The closing date for entries is Monday June 30.

Nomination forms are available from Wetherby Library or to download at wetherbylions.com

Please return nominations to Wetherby Library or e-mail it to wetherbylions@gmx.com

 

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