Twin brothers from Caistor have been honoured for the commitment they show to their local community with hours spent volunteering.
Louis and David King are the recipients of this year’s Market Rasen Rotary Community Service Award.
The award was made at the Joint Choirs Concert in Caistor Parish Church, where Louis and David were performing as part of the Caistor Male Voice Choir.
In making the award, Rotary President Keith Patrick said: “Unfortunately, time constraints prevent me from going into great detail of the service to your community these two persons have given, so I must content myself with giving you a flavour of the organisations they are, or have been, connected with.
“These are the Scouts, Methodist Church, Town and Rural District Councils, Town Hall committee, Civic Society, LIVES, Royal British Legion, Hillside Bowls Club, governorships of Caistor Primary and Yarborough Schools, Caistor in Bloom, Caistor Amateur Theatrical Society and last, but by no means least, Caistor and District Male Voice Choir, now as joint presidents.
“In fact, connected with is rather an understatement, as without their level of commitment and service, such organisations would struggle to survive.
“They are the superglue that provides stability and holds all together, without any sense of self importance or expectation of reward.”
The unassuming nature of the King brothers was evident as they came forward to collect the award.
“I am not usually lost for words but this has come as a bit of a shock,” said Louis.
“It is a great honour to receive this award.
“The work we have done for the community is a pleasure - we do it for the good of the community itself and we hope what we have done is of benefit to you all.”
Brother David echoed Louis’s words.
“Thank you very much to Rotary and to you all,” he said.
“What we do is not for ourselves and for self praise but for the benefit of other people.
“God’s first, others second and ourselves last.
“We try to do that as well as we can; we try to live our Christian lives by serving other people.”
Louis also too time to thank his wife Robina.
“I couldn’t have done what I have done without the support of my other half,” he said.
A packed church applauded the King brothers as they stood together with their award.
“It is an award richly deserved,” added the Rev Canon Ian Robinson.
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