Retired Bideford police officer and his wife honoured for their outstanding citizenship

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By tinap | Monday, February 04, 2013, 09:55

Tony Short, a retired police officer and his wife, Christine, a retired nurse from Bideford, are to be recognised for their exemplary acts of citizenship by the High Sheriff in a special awards ceremony this week.

The couple have volunteered with the Wings Youth Club for over ten years since it first opened its doors to young people. They faithfully help out each week. Chris looks after the bar area and kitchen, and is a kind and gentle listener to young people and other volunteers, as well as taking responsibility for all First Aid needs. Tony helps by tidying, mending and doing general maintenance as well as fulfilling a valuable role as the Health and Safety Coordinator.

High Sheriff, Robin Barlow will be presenting the award, one of thirteen, on the 6 February at County Hall at 2.30pm.

He said, "These people are a remarkable group of individuals, each of whom in their own quiet way has been doing something very special. I am delighted to be able to present an award to them. They are a credit to their community and county."

"These people are very often part of a team and as such epitomise the extraordinarily strong ethos of volunteering in communities that I have witnessed in my travels round the County as High Sheriff. Many of them are helping those who find themselves in a difficult position through no fault of their own. I also applaud those who have carried out acts of selfless good citizenship, sometimes performed at considerable personal risk. There are many more residents in the county who also work tirelessly and often voluntarily for the good of others, and these awards I feel, are representative of so many others."

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