In­spi­ra­tional trio are hon­oured by coun­cil

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By MARK PEAR­SON mark.pear­son@pe­ter­bor­oughto­ @Et­guide

HARD­WORK­ING, com­mu­nity con­scious Whit­tle­sey cit­i­zens were recog­nised at an an­nual awards cer­e­mony.

The re­cip­i­ents of this year’s Whit­tle­sey Cit­i­zen Of The Year awards were in­vited to a spe­cial evening at the Whit­tle­sey Town Hall.

Cit­i­zen of the Year award went to Jean Devenish, a woman who gives up hours and hours of her free time to help out lo­cal char­i­ties.

Mrs Devenish also runs the Whit­tle­sey Patch­work and Quilt­ing Group, pro­vid­ing a wel­com­ing place for peo­ple to meet and share their love of stitch­ing.

The Whit­tle­sey Young Cit­i­zen Of The Year award was given to Molly Martin, a Year 6 pupil at Park Lane Pri­mary school. Molly was nom­i­nated for the award by school staff for tire­lessly fundrais­ing for a wide range of wor­thy causes.

In a spe­cial nom­i­na­tion, Ab­bie Wiles was given an Out­stand­ing Con- tri­b­u­tion To The Com­mu­nity award.

Ab­bie, a Year 10 pupil at Sir Harry Smith Com­mu­nity Col­lege, was nom­i­nated by col­lege prin­ci­pal Jonathan Digby.

Ab­bie vol­un­teers at the Whit­tle­sey St John Am­bu­lance group and is al­ways in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties and cam­paigns at Sir Harry Smith.

The Mayor of Whit­tle­sey coun­cil­lor Kay Mayor was on hand to dish out the awards.

She said the stan­dard of en­tries had been very high, adding: “Each of them should be very proud. I know the judges had a dif­fi­cult task this year.”

At the same meet­ing, Cllr Mayor pre­sented a cheque for £1,700 to the Whit­tle­sey St John Am­bu­lance group.

The money was raised at the Mayor’s an­nual civic ball.

It was also con­firmed that Cllr Mayor would be spend­ing a sec­ond term in of­fice as the town’s mayor while her deputy will re­main as Cllr Martin Cur­tis.

Cllr Mayor said: “We have a big year ahead, start­ing the with the Di­a­mond Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions. I am very much look­ing for­ward to it.”

fundrais­ing: The Mayor of Whit­tle­sey, Cllr Kay Mayor, presents a cheque for £1,700 to mem­bers of the Whit­tle­sey St John Am­bu­lance group.

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