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Canal volunteer honoured by Droitwich's rotary club
8:50am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A DROITWICH man has been highlighted for his voluntary work to support the town’s canals.
Tom Pedlow has been chosen by the Rotary Club of Droitwich Spa for its 2013 Good Citizen Award.
The club offers the award to people of the town who have contributed significantly to the community.
For 2013, Tom Pedlow has been selected for his outstanding contributions to the operation of the Droitwich Waterways (PM) Trust and the Pamela May community trip boat.
He has always been closely associated with Droitwich canals and narrowboats, as well as the people who live and work and use the canals. When the trust took over the Pamela May, Tom volunteered to do the servicing and maintenance of the boat. He has done this, night and day, whenever needed, without any reward.
His skills as a welder, plumber, electrician, carpenter, mechanic and maintenance manager have all exhibited a high level of professionalism.
“The Pamela May could not offer the pleasure cruises, especially for the frail and elderly, without Tom’s help,” said Roger Harris, president of the rotary club.
As a young man, Tom was well known in Droitwich for arranging musical events.
He will be given the award at Rotary House, Corbett Avenue, on Friday, August 30.
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