Exmouth charity chief collects Rotary prize
PUBLISHED: 12:30 28 December 2016
The chief officer of an Exmouth charity has been named as Citizen of the Year.
Steve Dace, of Age Concern Exmouth, has received the accolade from the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District.
Under Steve’s leadership, the charity recently moved into new, larger headquarters in Rolle Street.
Steve said: “I was delighted to receive the award. I think for me, it was an acknowledgement of the work I have put into the charity over the 20-odd years I have been here.
“It felt good to accept it on behalf of Age Concern, and for myself, as we work quite hard at keeping ourselves on the map, as we are a local charity.”
A Rotary Club spokesperson said: “He has been instrumental in constantly recognising the changes in the public services on offer and the manner in which the underprivileged in our community receive their benefits and how best they can use them to make life bearable, even enjoyable.
“Following a period as a volunteer, the charity has moved on under his direction and management and the trustees, management and staff are justifiably proud of its position in the community of Exmouth and its environs.”