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Community plate presented to Terry Chapple

10:15 08 April 2014

Terry Chapple (right) receives the RAF Community Plate fromsquadron leader Stuart Cuncliffe

Terry Chapple (right) receives the RAF Community Plate fromsquadron leader Stuart Cuncliffe

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Mr Chapple’s good deeds recognised at town council meeting

A BARNSTAPLE man has been presented with the RAF Community Plate for helping elderly people get to the shops.

Terry Chapple was awarded the plate, which has been awarded since 1974 to ‘individuals deemed to have made an outstanding contribution’ to the town, for his role in the ‘ring and ride’ service. The presentation was made by OC A Flight 22 Squadron leader Stuart Cuncliffe at Barnstaple Town Council’s annual meeting on Monday.

Mr Chapple regularly drives elderly people to the supermarket and helps to carry their shopping into their homes.

“There are currently a few elderly ladies who think he’s the best thing since sliced bread!” said Cllr Arthur Windsor.

“He goes above and beyond and that’s why I had no hesitation in nominating him for this award.”

Mr Chapple said: “I would like to dedicate this to my three lovely grandchildren, who are here tonight.

“The last thing I would say is behind every good man, there’s a great woman.”

The town council also handed out its grants for the year, with cheques presented to more than 20 local causes, including bands, clubs and day centres.

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