STRATFORD Boat Club coach Mark Dewdney has been honoured for his tireless efforts.
Mark was presented with a certificate in recognition of his services to the community by the High Sheriff of Warwickshire, The Lady Willoughby de Broke.
It was all a surprise to Mark who was nominated by Stratford mayor Kevin Taylor, who said: “Mark is a truly inspirational character with a vision of creating an incredibly inclusive and important section of a great sporting club.
“He works tirelessly to deliver and although now supported by a very willing number of dedicated volunteers, without his vision drive and enthusiasm this would have never happened.”
Boat club president, Paul Stanton added: “We are immensely proud of Mark and all that he has done for the club and the local community. The club goes from strength to strength and is reliant and built on the volunteering ethic that Mark exemplifies.”
Stratford charities Lifespace, Safeline and the Street Pastors were also given awards at the cermony held at Warwick School.