This year’s Joseph J Magrath OBE award is going to a woman who has shown she is a guiding light when it comes to volunteering.
At the latest Brigg Town Council meeting, the policy committee recommendation that the award, given for public voluntary service to the community of Brigg should be given to Fiona Reid, was ratified.
In determining the nomination, members acknowledged the citation received with regard to Fiona’s dedication and commitment, in a voluntary capacity, to more than one organisation that serves the community of Brigg.
In this instance, Guiding and Brigg and District Lions.
A statement from the council said: “The Town Mayor and members of Brigg Town Council were most impressed to receive a nomination for a younger member of the community who has progressed from the role of Young Leader at the age of 15 through various roles and positions of responsibility within the local Guiding movement.
“Equally, it is recognised that this has enabled others to enjoy the same positive experience.”
It is understood a number of guiding units would have ceased to exist had she not been willing to take on the role of leader.
In her spare time, and despite the fact that she has a full time job, Fiona also takes an active role in serving the community through the work of the Brigg and District Lions, helping other charitable and voluntary groups such as Gateway, Macmillan and the Air Ambulance, as well as assisting with the organisation of various community events and initiatives in Brigg, not least of which is the annual Brigg Christmas
The presentation will take place at the Mayor’s Civic Charity Dinner on March 20. at the Kar Restaurant, Brigg.