An inspirational town volunteer - 
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Harry Minns
Harry Minns

A Caistor man who has embraced the true spirit of community is being held up as a shining example to others to mark Volunteers’ Week.

Harry Minns, now 90, has been a volunteer for more than 50 years, after serving in the Royal Navy and before, during and after his stint as Secretary at Caistor Grammar School.

He was the driving force behind the instigation of the BigTidyUp events in Caistor and helped turn litter-strewn car-parks, churchyards and many other areas in the town into green havens used by the whole community.

He joined up with Caistor in Bloom at their inception in May 2009 and has never missed a BigTidyUp since.

“Harry is an inspiration to us all,” said Louis King, Caistor Civic Society Chairman.

“The BigTidyUps have ensured that Caistor is looking a brighter place.

“The Bell ringing team and the Parish Church enjoy his wealth of experience and he has been a stalwart for Christian Aid fundraising in Caistor to name only a few of his many talents.

“Caistor has truly benefitted from his enthusiasm and attention to detail.

“This is the perfect time to recognize his huge contribution to the community and to the charity he holds so close to his heart.”