Accolade for dedicated South Molton couple

A dedicated couple have been honoured for their tireless work on behalf of the communities in both North and South Molton. Mike and Rosemarie Courtney have been jointly awarded the South Molton Rotary Club awarded their title of Citizen of the Year for 20

A dedicated couple have been honoured for their tireless work on behalf of the communities in both North and South Molton.

Mike and Rosemarie Courtney have been jointly awarded the South Molton Rotary Club awarded their title of Citizen of the Year for 2010 for their longstanding involvement with numerous aspects of community life.

They were presented with their award at an event in the South Molton Assembly Rooms and their names will be added to a roll of honour of previous recipients stretching back almost 30 years. The event raised more than �1,500 for charity on the night.

In adding their names to the list of special people, South Molton Rotary Club President Barrie Lewis-Ranwell said:


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"The large number of people from the local community, friends and family who are come to see Mike and Rosemarie receive this award makes it clear how well respected they are and the affection and regard in which they are held."

Both born and bred in the area, Rosemary was a founder of the North Molton Friday Club for youngsters in 1971 and continues to be a driving force, while for the past 18 years Mike has played a similar role with the Methodist Youth Club in the village.

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Mike has part of the Local Youth Network too and holds various posts within the Methodist Church.

Added to this, they were founder members of the South Molton Circuit Choir - which put in a surprise performance on the evening - and have been involved with many other community endeavours and raised thousands for charity.

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