Margaret's volunteering is toast of the town

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ONE of Langholm’s longest-serving volunteers has been recognised for her community work.

Margaret Pool, third right, is toasted by Jason Railton, Daniel Lacey, Tom Millar, Langholm Initiative chairman, Cat Barlow and Judith Johnson
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Margaret Pool, third right, is toasted by Jason Railton, Daniel Lacey, Tom Millar, Langholm Initiative chairman, Cat Barlow and Judith Johnson

Margaret Pool was awarded a Voscar for long service to volunteering at the Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway volunteer awards.

Margaret, who is vice-chairwoman of the Langholm Initiative, has been involved in volunteering for more than 25 years. She volunteered as the chairwoman of the Bonnie Langholm committee for more than 20, overseeing community beautification schemes and winning Community of the Year in 2000.

She is currently project manager of the Welcome to Langholm tourist and community information point and is responsible for the six-day-a-week service and the volunteers.

Margaret was nominated for the award at the Langholm Initiative staff as an expression of their thanks for her hard work over the years.

Jason Railton, project development officer, said: “We are pleased that Margaret has been recognised for the work she does in the region.

“Volunteering is such an important element in any community and we are honoured to have Margaret on our board, spearheading much of that activity. This is a really well-deserved win.”

Margaret said: "It was a complete surprise. I thought I was just going along to make up the numbers.

"We give volunteering opportunities to those doing community service, to job hunters who want to gain experience and people who need to build their confidence."

To volunteer contact Jason on 013873 80914 or jason@langholminitiative.co.uk

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00AM
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