Dorothy wins award for a lifetime of work

Dorothy Bullock receives the Rev. Malcolm King award from Sonia King (s)
Dorothy Bullock receives the Rev. Malcolm King award from Sonia King (s)

A community stalwart in Earby has won a prestigious prize for a lifetime of service to the town.

Dorothy Bullock has been announced as the winner of the Rev. Malcolm King Award 2016.

Although presented by the Earby and District Churches Together group, it is handed to those who are felt to have made an outstanding effort in the wider community and not just the church.

Dorothy received her accolade in front of family and friends at an annual dinner where entertainment was provided by singers Sonia King and Audrey Hewson.

Chairman David Hartley said Dorothy was a deserving winner. He said: “Churches Together in Earby and District are delighted to announce that Dorothy has won the Rev. Malcom King Award for community service for 2016.

“Dorothy is a tireless worker for the New Road Community Centre, All Saints’ Church, the Guide movement, Earby Gardeners’ and the craft clubs which meet at New Road.

“She has also worked for decades at Springfield Primary School in Earby as a welfare assistant for four days a week and she knows all the families in Earby and they know her.

“In all of these organisations she occupies positions of responsibility which require hours of dedicated and efficient work. Congratulations to Dorothy, she is a very worthy winner.

“The night itself was really good, and everybody said what a great time they had. Rosemary Biggin came back to do the food and Claire Conboy did all the decorations for the tables.”

Dorothy said: “It was an amazing night! It was a lovely meal and ceremony and the room was decorated beautifully.

“I’m just a background worker really so I’m very pleased.

“It’s really nice to be recognised in this way and I knew Malcolm as well.”