Gillian is the Rotary 'citizen of the year'

PUBLISHED: 09:36 31 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:36 31 December 2014

Simon Wood presents Gillian Wood with the Rotary Citizen of the Year Award.

Simon Wood presents Gillian Wood with the Rotary Citizen of the Year Award.

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Exmouth's Rotary club has recognised a volunteer, who has devoted decades to helping others, as their Citizen of the Year for 2014, writes David Beasley.

Gillian Laws was presented with an engraved rose bowl and certificate at the club’s Christmas lunch at the Manor Hotel by The Rotary Club of Exmouth and District’s president, Simon Wood.

They recognised Gillian’s many years in charge of Exmouth’s Talking Newspaper for the visually impaired.

She has also volunteered for A la Ronde and the Pheonix Club.

Simon Wood said: “The town owes Gillian a great debt for all she has done, devoting many hours of her time to helping others.

Club secretary Courtney Richards said: “Each year the rotary looks around for a person who does a lot of good in the community and Gillians name came up after all the work she has done in the voluntary sector.

“Recognising someone like Gilian was something the Rotary were delighted to do.”

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