Earby community cook honoured at receiving award

Rosemary Biggin (left) receives the Rev. Malcolm King Award
Rosemary Biggin (left) receives the Rev. Malcolm King Award

A long time Earby community cook say she is honoured to receive the Rev. Malcolm King Award for 2015.

Rosemary Biggin looked after the administration for the Earby Community Association for many years but is probably best remembered for being chief caterer at the popular Earby Over 50s luncheon club for six years.

She stepped down as cook in May to move to Scotland but received the most votes to win the award which is presented by the Earby and District Churches Together Group to those who are felt to have made an outstanding effort in the wider community and not just the church.

Rosemary said: “The award was set up in the memory of a true community champion.

“I am very honoured to have won the award this year and indeed humbled to receive such recognition.

“I have always enjoyed cooking and from a very early age. My father instilled in me it was much better to give than to receive therefore it was natural for me to work for the community in which I lived.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Earby for giving me the opportunity of living my dream of catering for the luncheon club.”

Association chairman David Hartley said: “Rosemary was very good on the administration side, was a very good cook and was involved in so many activities and groups. Whether cooking for a few or a large group, it never seemed to faze her and the food was always excellent.”