Wetherby Townsperson of the Year - 2021
The 2021 winner is Norma Harrington
Lion President Tim was pleased to announce and present Norma Harrington with the prestigious ‘Wetherby Townsperson of the Year Award’ for 2021 albeit in Wetherby Town Hall, due to COVID-19 regulations the award was presented privately and not at our annual 'Dickensian Christmas Market' held in December.
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Photos of the presentation to last year's winner of the award, Simon Donkin at the Dickensian Christmas Market.
Norma has lived in Wetherby since 2008 when she moved back to the area to take up her post as Governor of HMP Wealstun. Brought up as a Methodist she believes that service to the community should be a part of everyday life, which has resulted in being a trustee of WISE, a trustee of Wetherby Foodbank and a member of Wetherby Flower Club. In addition, Norma can regularly be seen giving her time in contributing to local projects in a practical way, helping with tree planting , litter picking and marshalling at the Health Centre Coronavirus Vaccination Clinic.
Lion President Tim Ritson said "We felt that it was appropriate to amend our selection criteria to take into account the exceptional circumstance we are all facing at the moment. As a local councillor she would normally not have been eligible for the Townsperson award, however special consideration was given to her work outside normal council duties together with her co-ordinating role in bringing together local voluntary groups, churches and official agencies in Wetherby's response to the pandemic, thus making her a prime candidate. Congratulations Norma, from all at Wetherby Lions.