Special award for Calvert Trust official

WHEN Lisa Young from the Calvert Trust was invited to the Saunton Golf Club, she thought the Trust was to receive a cheque from the Barnstaple Link Rotary Club, but found instead that she was the recipient and not the Trust. Following the successfu

WHEN Lisa Young from the Calvert Trust was invited to the Saunton Golf Club, she thought the Trust was to receive a cheque from the Barnstaple Link Rotary Club, but found instead that she was the recipient and not the Trust.Following the successful annual charity golf day organised by the Barnstaple Link club, the members stayed behind to honour Lisa and make a presentation in recognition of her special services to the Rotary clubs of North Devon and Torridge in their work of promoting Young Carers activity weekends at the Calvert Trust on Exmoor.The Barnstaple Link club was instrumental in identifying the plight of young carers, many not even into their teens, who look after parents or siblings and who cannot have a normal life. From an early start when those first identified were given a worry-free weekend away from all their responsibilities, the club, with Lisa's help, has involved other clubs to provide a bursary fund held at the Trust to fund future visits.While the award to Lisa was a surprise, Lisa also had one for the Rotary club. She announced to a packed clubhouse the exciting news that the Rotary Young Carers bursary scheme was held in such high regard that it is to be replicated throughout the country. "It is fantastic to think that something we started in North Devon will now be a country-wide project, something we can all be proud of," said Ron Jones, the Barnstaple Link club coordinator when presenting the special award to Lisa personally for 'Service Above Self' - an award felt fully deserved for her pivotal role at the Calvert Trust that made everything possible.After the surprise presentation, the Barnstaple Link Club donated the �4,000 raised by the golf day to the Calvert Trust.


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